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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
Stormbreaker is surprisingly taking the world by... um... storm! The gadgets are cool, with Nintendo's name stuck as one of the main features. Sure, kids can be a bit scared, but then again, anyone under 3rd Grade shouldn't even be watching the movie! If your tween-teen is not getting enough fun and action, see the movie.
Teen, 13 years old Written bymoviereviewer April 9, 2008


Although a good book it seems that Alex can get out of anything.
Teen, 14 years old Written byHannah181822ab April 9, 2008


This movie was amazing. I think it could hold just about anybody's interest. It is a great spy movie. Alex Rider is just this typical kid but MI6 wants him to work for him. They send him on this mission to find out the truth about the Stormbreaker computers. It was a great movie definatley worth seeing again and again!
Teen, 14 years old Written byArry August 17, 2013


It's a great film... if you've never been exposed to espionage before. Which, I suppose, is possibly true for some 8 year olds. For me, it was just unrealistic and boring. Sure, there were ok action sequences, but when Ian Rider magically escapes from under a boat and is seen driving off in a car, I can only scoff. Also, the film makes espionage seem easy-peasy lemon-squeezy. Well, according to the books, it really isn't. It's gruelling. They didn't quite portray it like that. So, I think the film was ok. Not brilliant, but not horrendous.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old April 29, 2012


we wrere learning about this book at school so the teacher made my class watch this.It's a really badmovie full of cringeworthy diolouge and the idocy of the heros made me laugh.Don't bover with this one
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Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written bypeter001 August 1, 2011

What's up with the "too much sexual content and language" ??!??!?!?!?!

I really don't get the fact that others are saying this has too much "sexual behavior". I'm pretty sure no one kissed (although I'm not positive) there wasn't really any flirting. AND ever one is saying the language isn't appropriate!? There are NO SWEARS whatsoever!!! Do you even allow your kids to say "dang it" or "what the heck" ??!!! By the way this is coming from a Mormon, and if a Mormon thinks the language is okay, then that almost guarantees that the language is okay. There was not very much drinking/smoking/etc, and it was all done by adult characters. As to the violence, yes it was violent at times, but it was nothing compared to what really goes on in the CIA or MI6/5. It also tames it down from the books (only slightly though). Alright, as for my opinion of the movie, I loved it. My brother (10) also enjoyed it (he has not read the books btw). I have read the books and yes, it's not exactly the same as the books. But, can you name a movie that IS exactly the same as the books? My point. It followed the plot much better than the Percy Jackson movie did, partially because Anthony Horowitz himself adapted the screenplay. The only odd part was that they put Sabina in, yet she doesn't appear until the third book. But it worked fine, so I don't care... Great movie.
Kid, 9 years old July 2, 2010


Really good. Dont do this at home.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written byCub5 March 13, 2016

Watered down a bit

The action isn't that bad, but the film has been seriously watered down compared to the books. The books were great, but it seems like this film has been watered down because they were trying to make it a family film for 6 year olds instead of a teen film. They changed WAY too much in my opinion. They even changed the name of the main antagonist and totally changed the plot of about half the film. That said, if it wasn't watered down it could have been great. Anyway, the violence is probably suitable for an average 10 year old, and just ignore what they say about CONSUMERISM. Honestly, EVERY SINGLE FILM set in the modern world is inevitably going to capture at least one brand name somewhere. These reviewers probably play all the movies frame by frame scanning for brand names. There's nothing wrong with that. Also, when CSM say that he "depends on violence" to solve problems, it's mainly just a bit of karate and that's self defence really, not because he wants to. A group of men try to kill him, what do you expect him to do, knock them out or sit down and diplomatically discuss their differences? He doesn't have a choice really but it's fine.
Kid, 11 years old May 13, 2013


VIOLENCE- 8/10. Violent shootings. A man is shot off-screen, intense not-necessary action, car chases, and a woman is stung to death by a large, bloated jellyfish. (Disturbing and violent) SEX: 4/10. Flirting. DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING: 5/10. Drinking/smoking, and syringes are used. LANGUAGE: One incomplete h*ll, a bloody, and one or two hecks. CONSUMERISM: 4/10. Poorly based off of the amazing book. MY MPAA RATING: PG-13 FOR INTENSE SEQUENCES OF VIOLENCE AND STRONG ACTION, PERIL, DISTURBING IMAGES, MILD LANGUAGE AND A SCENE OF SENSUALITY. ........
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bymeerahelameera May 12, 2013

this is a very amazing movie so parents allow your kids to watch it.

i think this movie is suitable for your 11 year old and because i loved the james bonds movies i loved these too so if your 11 year old loves to watch spies and act like them then this will be the best spy movie for them because of all the spy movies i have watched this is the best one i know it miht be old (2006) but still you would never get tired of it i am defenatily sure. i know i might have spelling mistakes but i am in a hurry so sorry just please allow your kids to watch this awesome movie and you will be happy to see them getting into this movie as in loved this awesome movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 9 years old May 5, 2013


Alex Rider the book series is legendary, but the movie was just good. It might bore younger kids but great for 9 & up!!!
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bytweeni January 23, 2010

a good movie for adventure lovers

this movie is excellent for any adventure lover. the story flows smoothly and is exciting throughout. however, some of the violence may scare kids younger than ten. all in all a very good movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written bymkalv February 1, 2009

A Super-Cool film.

I love action movies and spy films, and since I'm not old enough to see James Bond, this was the perfect solution. Car chases, explosions, cool gadgets, this film is what every tween boy should like.
Teen, 16 years old Written byCurbspaget April 9, 2008

Should've aimed for a PG-13 rating.

The book was too mature for the transition to be PG-13 without cutting/drastically changing out major points of the plot, therefore the movie was bad.
Teen, 14 years old Written byralexin April 9, 2008

The kind of movie you'd watch over vacation when you have nothing to do.

I found Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker an entertaining, but very silly, movie. I found the plotline a little bit confusing, even though I'd read the book previously, but otherwise, it was engaging and fun. As an action movie, it has a little bit of violence, including a person getting stabbed by a blowfish, martial arts, a person getting attacked by a jellyfish, and gun use. Good for kids above nine or ten years old.
Teen, 17 years old Written byKoolkid101 March 2, 2016

Movies are ruining books

I loved this series growing up and just recently discovered the movie. Just like any other movies based on books it was nothing like it and disgraced the books.
Kid, 10 years old May 1, 2015

Really good

I love it, not just because of the many scenes of cars and motorbikes. And I don't particularly like cars and motorbikes so they did a good job.
Teen, 13 years old Written byjavierewe June 4, 2014


Not like the book at all, book is much nicer
Teen, 13 years old Written bymannequin July 2, 2012


Pretty poor movie. I loved the books, but the film is a lot of rubbish! Don't bother!
Kid, 10 years old June 22, 2012

very good movie

The movie is very good a little action violence but nothing a ten year old cant see. but the movie is better if you read the book.