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Adult Written byAllishinca August 28, 2011
 

Enjoyable Movie with many Cultural Influences

An American Tail provides an educational and interesting view on immigration in the late 1800s. However, many parts in the movie and even the first song in the movie deal directly with different nations and cultures which younger children might struggle to understand. Many of the action scenes are dark and frightening, such as scenes including cats (which are represented as ruthless, wolf-like creatures), and the scene where the boat is attacked by the sea, which is personified as an old man. In terms of sexuality, a group of buxom pigeons show up during the second song. Later, an older mouse's hat loses a feather, which lands on her breast. When a male mouse reaches for the feather, his hand is slapped away. Finally, the character Honest John is shown drinking and noticeably drunk, and the movie's main villain smokes a cigar (which his cockroach side kick complains about). I rate this movie for older children, as younger kids wont understand most of the cultural context and the violent scenes might be to frightening for younger viewers.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byNormalMom April 28, 2009
 
Was trying to decide whether or not to let my 6-yr. old see it, was on the fence, and then decided not to after the ominous scene of the bug shadows closing in after him when he went through (?) a storm drain. Also, where was his mom's baby at the end of the movie?
Adult Written bytdickensheets July 12, 2009
 

Good movie

I like this movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Adult Written byhomer2 April 9, 2008
 

a vey cute movie.

the main voice was extremely cute.
Adult Written byOlivePadfoot April 9, 2008
 

Pretty cool satire

Some characters as I remember it smoke. There is child labor enforced in America...it's supposed to emphasize the struggles of immigrants during the time Ellis Island operated.
Adult Written byFlowerBed May 21, 2014
 

Parental guidance.

Should be rated PG for some scary moments and brief mild suggestive humor.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism