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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Some iffy humor in quirky Danish tween superhero movie.

Movie PG 2014 78 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 3+

Great Stuff

Its hard to find great kids movies that you are okay with for your children and family. If you are looking for something that has the grown up thrill of superhero. Then this is a great movie to choose. And 6th should put it in perspective of the fact that back in the 1950's thus would have been underground, cult phenomenon pop that a multitude of parents would've disliked.

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age 3+

Antboy is a stupidly cheap and horrible movie for 4 year olds

Its a stupid little baby film. If you want a good superhero movie for kids then watch the Incridibles. If you want a good superhero movie for teens then watch the Spider-Man, X-Men and MCU movies, If you want a superhero good movie for adults then watch The Nolan Batman trilogy, Logan, Deadpool, Watchmen and a bunch of other movies

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (3):

Based on a book series, ANTBOY is a quirky and engaging movie that both celebrates and has some fun with the conventions of the superhero story as chronicled in both movies and comic books. Although this is a Danish movie, the character of 12-year-old Pelle Nohrmann is a universally relatable character, and the movie takes full advantage of all the possibilities inherent in him having the strength, agility, and dietary needs of an ant.

It isn't necessarily the most original story -- the quiet misfit kid gets superpowers and attains celebrity -- but as a superhero story, it doesn't really need to be anything but entertaining. It's fun, and the acting and production as a whole are at a high level. Plus, it's the kind of story that the whole family can enjoy on movie night; everyone loves an underdog tale.

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