Parents' Guide to

Amazon Jack

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Pro-animal-rights film a bit harsh, perilous for young kids.

Movie NR 2014 72 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

age 4+

It is great.

This show is amazing we love it we got to meet the main actor of the show. It is pretty good over all. This is a very good movie the people in the movie are always out side. Exploring. It thought. My kids to do the same. My kids like to save the environment like jack in the show. They pick up trash and shoot it in to the garbage can. We try to watch this movie every summer. I hope you found this helpful Thank you.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The premise of AMAZON JACK is appealing enough; it's a cautionary tale about the way greed and arrogance can destroy beautiful things. But here, it's mangled a bit too much to tell that story. The animation is quite dated and looks to be something like a cheaply animated mid-2000s video game. The acting may have been good in the original, but this translation, which uses the original animation with English-speaking actors, has a kind of wooden stiltedness that renders all the dialogue rather emotionless. With so many scenes focused on the perilous chase of the rare creature, the focus is more on the greed of the poachers and their evil plans, which gets in the way of the movie's ultimately heartfelt message to leave these poor creatures alone. What's left is a work that's a bit too harsh for younger kids and too poorly done to capture the imaginations and sympathies of older kids.

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