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Arlo the Burping Pig

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Predictable story about a girl and the piglet she loves.

Movie G 2016 80 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Great for kids

Enjoyable, wholesome and fun for kids. Don't be put off by negative reviews from pseudosophisticated adult reviewers for whom this movie is not meant. If you want good, fun entertainment for kids, this movie is among "the best" ! Most adults will also enjoy.
age 4+

Do not bother. Is the worst in the series. Just watch the original and call it a day.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's an amateurish, artless, low-budget production and a predictable, stale story, but who can resist an adorable little girl and a talking piglet? Arlo: The Burping Pig is filled with stereotypes, wooden performances, clumsy writing and direction (nary a camera move or a two-dimensional character). Still, kids will be engaged and enjoy the simple story, the very mild suspense, and the sparkling performance of young Lindsey Blanchard, who may have great moments ahead for her. She's natural, honest, and oh-so-capable of delivering even the corniest lines. Lindsey is able to make even "A real friend likes you for being you" sound fresh. Wholesome and well-meaning, the movie is fine for everyone.

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