An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster

Movie review by Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

A mystery with spunk, courage, and heart.

G 2000 75 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 10+

Poor example of a focused girl character.

Sure, the film is fun filled including fun songs and good messages for children, but Tanya here is a sad example in this film including how she wanted to mature at an early age (between 9-11). Her parents are not even concerned about her attempted relationship with an older man, even Fievel viewed this is okey. What were the writers thinking? In other words, negligence.

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