The Sword in the Stone

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Delightful classic brings King Arthur legend to life.

G 1963 79 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 2+

A Disney Classic!

My family loves this movie. We turn it on several times in a month. We have it on now. Characters tease and pick on each other, but it’s not a big deal to us. They know that we don’t call each other names. Cartoons and real life are not the same. There’s mild scary stuff like a silly looking wolf. My kids laughed at its clumsiness mostly. There’s a magic war between the wizard Merlin and a witch. All they do is turn themselves into different animals and try to eat each other. I’ve explained to my kids that this is all pretend. It’s a cartoon for Pete’s sake. I think there’s a lot of positive stuff. Like my kid was like “guests first” when someone came over, and I think that came from this movie. This movie reinforces that education and reading is important. This is just a fun all around movie. I think it’s a very child- friendly movie. I think older kids (10+) would be bored with this movie, but it’s great for younger kids.

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age 5+


I'd suggest being aware and preparing for discussion about consent after the scene in which the protagonists turn into squirrels and get lustily attacked by other squirrels, including getting kissed while saying no.
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