Parents' Guide to

A Stork's Journey

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Orphan bird takes wing with wacky flock; heroes in peril.

Movie PG 2017 84 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+
I rented this movie for my 6-year-old on YouTube based on reviews on this website but then he came to me and told that it is a bad movie because the bird says the F word when they almost get hit by a plane. Disappointing.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 9+

unnecessarily stressful

We thought this would be a nice, pleasant journey, but unfortunately my children (4 and 6) spent most of the time hiding their heads. There was danger for the main characters throughout, as if we are trying to prepare them young for the traditional hollywood model of an action movie. Lots of time spent portraying a group of pigeons who are addicted to the internet, which suggests that the target viewing population is pretty old, actually. My kids obviously had no idea what that was all about. Can't say I really minded the disco-singing bird as the other reviewer did though. It's unfortunate to see homophobia in the reviews on this site.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Inventive characters, a straightforward story, lots of comedy, and bright, cheery animation should keep young audiences engaged by this English-language import from Europe. The filmmakers attempt to keep older kids and grown-ups involved, too -- a running bit about "on-line" birds, who sit on electrical wires, is very funny. A Stork's Journey deals with finding one's place in the world and the elements that can turn disparate folks (or species) into a family. However, it isn't a gentle journey. Scary-looking predators and life-threatening situations come up frequently, and there are sad moments in which it appears that one or more of the heroes will not make it. Those instances, and the fact that the film feels a bit long and occasionally repetitive, means the movie is not appropriate for little ones or super-sensitive kids.

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