Parents' Guide to

A Fairy's Game

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Low-budget, live-action fantasy; kids in peril throughout.

Movie NR 2017 111 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Subpar Fantasy for the Younger Set

First the good - a fantasy adventure with danger but nothing objectionable (the violence is not upsetting, nothing risqué, etc.), so good for young kids and the leads are appealing and enthusiastic. But it is so low rent - even my first grader picked up on it. Not just the special effects (which are abominable) but even some of the normal inside set pieces have a homemade feel. And it’s too long - repetitive and boring at times. We did make it all then way through so that’s something but would never watch again.
age 5+

Wholesome Family Fun

Ok, so it's a little low budget looking but the acting, writing, and direction is really pretty good. The whole thing was made by a family of siblings who wrote, directed, and acted, not to mention edited the entire thing and distributed it. I think it is fine for younger kids as long as an adult watches it with them. There are some scary scenes and situations, but have you ever read Grimm's Fairy Tales? Overall this is a wholesome family project, designed for other families to enjoy together. Well done, Nelsons!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

A family endeavor from start to finish, this low-budget movie is high on messages and story, but it can't overcome the less-than-professional production values, special effects, and performances. Made in earnest, and presumably with lots of fun and heart from all involved, A Fairy's Game simply doesn't measure up in terms of child-friendly fantasy films so widely available. Still, kids who don't mind the artless production, and who are absolutely clear about real versus pretend violence, will probably enjoy seeing a little girl turn into a warrior before their very eyes, and watching villains receive their magical retribution.

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