5 Children & It

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Funny wish-granting story has some mild scariness.

NR 2004 89 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

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age 9+

A not-so-great adaptation of a pretty good book

In contrast to the book, one child, Robert, is made central and is rendered annoying and whiny. A cruel cousin is added, and while I wouldn't normally wish for such an addition, the child actor who plays him brings a lot to the role. I do wish that, in a movie that is so obviously for children (not teens), a vivisection scene hadn't been added. When your child is old enough for that scene, they will be too old to think the movie is any good, though truly, they might not, anyway.

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Too much violence

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