A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Fantasy violence, brave teens in book-based monster tale.

NR 2020 98 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 11+

Fun, just scary enough, good role models, good diversity

My 11yo girl loved this movie. She is not super-sensitive, but we are careful with what we let her watch, so I wouldn't say she's desensitized to violence or scary stuff. The scare factor in this movie was perfect for her current level of tolerance (and mine - I AM kind of sensitive). I loved the realistic and positive messages for girls throughout the movie. We both loved the soundtrack. I loved that Kelly's crush, a cute boy, got protected and ALSO de-prioritized by the girl in this movie - the greater good was more important. It was also really nice to see the biracial partnership and budding friendship between the 2 girls. It was great to see a really fun, action-packed heroes-vs.-villains movie where boy/man heroes were actually under-represented for a change.
age 9+

Good but a little cheesy

The movie has a good storyline and great character traits. Some parts were just a little corny at times. More creepy than scary.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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