Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)

Trusted ratings created with families in mind.
Dune
Movie

Dune

Lots of fighting in vivid but long sci-fi adaptation. Full expert review
Ron's Gone Wrong
 
Movie

Ron's Gone Wrong

Animated adventure explores friendship, tech use, bullying. Full expert review
Halloween Kills
Movie

Halloween Kills

Brutal, gory, overwrought, shapeless slasher sequel. Full expert review
The Last Duel
Movie

The Last Duel

Brutal violence in clunky tale of toxic masculinity. Full expert review
Metroid Dread
Game

Metroid Dread

Challenging sci-fi adventure balances action, suspense. Full expert review
Just Beyond
TV

Just Beyond

Psychological spookiness that's OK for most tweens. Full expert review
The Best Family Halloween Movies

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Luigi's Mansion 3

Scary Games (But Not TOO Scary!)

For kids who prefer a bit of creepy with their gameplay.
The Monster at the End of This Story

Scary TV

Some kids love a good scare.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Cozy Fall Movies for the Family

Comforting autumn favorites the whole family can enjoy.

Common Sense Selections

These outstanding family movies, TV shows, and games were selected to receive our seal for quality and impact.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
 
Movie

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ron's Gone Wrong
 
Movie

Ron's Gone Wrong

The Rescue
 
Movie

The Rescue

Lucas the Spider
 
TV

Lucas the Spider

Parenting

Browse trending parenting articles and videos, or find advice by age range.
Elevating Representation in Kids’ Media

Elevating Representation in Kids’ Media

Our new rating for diverse representations will help families and educators identify media that shows acceptance and inclusion.
Why Representation Matters in Kids’ Media

Why Representation Matters in Kids’ Media

Our new report highlights the instrumental role media can play in kids’ understanding of race and ethnicity.
Why We Can't Trust Facebook to Keep Kids Safe

Why We Can't Trust Facebook to Keep Kids Safe

Legislation proposed in the CAMRA and KIDS Acts would put much-needed guardrails in place to protect kids and teens online.
Extend the Emergency Connectivity Fund

Extend the Emergency Connectivity Fund

New research from the Common Sense Census reveals the homework gap is still disproportionately a problem for Black and Hispanic/Latino kids.

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