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Parent reviews for Air Bud: World Pup

Common Sense says

Wholesome, endearing dog movie will delight grade schoolers.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews
Adult Written bymomof2b July 2, 2010

More romance than action.

I'm wondering if the the common sense review person actually watched the movie. The story is really a love story. A love story about 2 dogs and 2 teenagers. It is fine, but there is not as much soccer or action as we would have hoped. Much more love, love, love. It think the target of this movie is a girl for sure probably around 7-8, who is interested in romance. There is the "girl power" theme heavily at the end with professional world cup players. My 2 boys enjoyed it (ages 3 and 6) but it was different than we thought it would be. It is fine for younger kids like 3-5, but not really interesting for them. There is also a kidnapping scene of the puppies of the dogs. It isn't horribly scary, but it did raise alarm in the kids. It came from no where and for no reason. While there isn't a true "bad guy" that they are fighting through the movie, there are dog catchers at the end come and take the puppies for no apparent reason or build up (which makes it less scary). The situation is resolved, however, in a funny manner without violence

This title contains:

Violence & scariness
Parent Written byAllyson M. October 20, 2017

More appropriate for teens

This is more of a story of young teenage lust. Not appropriate for even my 8 year old daughter. The teens go on a date to a “bloody ninja” movie and have parties where there is little adult supervision. Not what I want my 8 year old focusing on. Title is very misleading. Soccer is just a side story to the teenage storyline.
Adult Written byMovieLover4Lyfe October 6, 2010
A dog-gone good love story. That said theres not actually much soccer played in this movie.
Adult Written byCbarley April 9, 2008