Parents' Guide to

The Wild Thornberrys Movie

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Exciting adventure in Africa for animal-loving TV family.

Movie PG 2002 80 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 5+

Entertaining and excellent story for kids and adults, with a positive message, values, and exceptional role models

The Wild Thornberrys is a must-see movie for all who value wildlife, integrity, bravery, never giving up, and prioritizing what is really important in life. Entertaining for kids and adults alike. Great role models. Funny moments. Great soundtrack too.
age 2+

Pretty Good

My visually disabled 2 year old loves this movie. He ,obviously, had a hard time visuall , But something about this movie... it is his favorite.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (6 ):

THE WILD THORNBERRYS MOVIE is wholesome enough to appeal to parents and funny enough to appeal to kids. The series is affiliated with the conservation group the National Wildlife Federation and so occasionally there are nuggets of nature facts thrown in to add a little substance. Eliza is in the grand tradition of adventuresome pre-adolescent fictional heroines like Alice, Pippi, Dorothy, and Pollyanna. She is brave, smart, loyal, and empathetic. She has good judgment most of the time, but when she doesn't, she learns from her mistakes.

The voice talent is first-rate, including Rupert Everett, Lynn Redgrave, Marisa Tomei, and Alfre Woodward. The action sequences are handled well and there are some witty moments, as when Debbie tries to explain to her father that she is trying to be sarcastic. It is nothing more than a supersized version of the television series, but it never pretends to be anything more and is fun for kids and parents alike.

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