Thomas and the Magic Railroad

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

age 4+

Will please its many fans, but plot might confuse kids.

G 2000 85 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 5+

I THINK TATMR IS GOOD FOR WHAT IT IS.

To be completely honest I personally don't think Thomas and the Magic Railroad is bad as people say it is. Plus I grew up with this movie. It was a big part of my children and I liked it as much as I loved the TV series, I do not care what those dumb test audiences had to sat about it, So despite it's flaws I still think the final cut for this film is good for what it is. It's not the way Britt Alcroft originaly wanted it be, but at least it still has it's good moments. And believe me I would love to see the directors cut.

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age 5+

I thought it was my personal guilty pleasure. Just saying.

I do not care what the other people say about this movie. I thought, looking back at this movie, it was amazing, due to the fact that it pays homage to the "Thomas" series that I grew up with, not the cheap cash-grab CGI look of the "Thomas" series. Little kid me was like "I love this movie", and I still love it today. So yeah, you guys can rant about this movie all you want. But for me, I enjoyed it a lot, for nostalgic reasons. 5/5, is my rating.

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