The Pagemaster

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Weak Macaulay Culkin fantasy with some cartoon violence.

G 1994 76 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

A good film, but a bit dark.

This movie was intended to get kids interested in reading by turning it into dark action film. However, that means it might frighten children under the age of nine. Wait until they're in middle school before exposing them. There is also a tiny bit of alcohol reference. The movie was rated G but should've been PG.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
age 2+

The film's hear this in the right place.

The Pagemaster means well. I personally don't see what is so bad about it. All it wanted to do was to display the joys of being able to read and imagination.

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