Artemis Fowl

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Book-based fantasy has strong cast, peril, dense plot.

PG 2020 95 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 72 reviews

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age 8+
BAD MOVIE. Total misrepresentation of the book. If you are a true Artemis Fowl fan DO NOT WATCH THIS.
age 10+

We all really enjoyed this movie!!

As I do with all family night movies, I did a quick check on CSM to make sure it would be appropriate for my nearly 13 y/o. I was concerned because the ratings showed 2 stars from both parents and kids, though I didn’t actually read the reviews. We watched it anyway because it was my sons turn to choose. We all totally enjoyed this movie! There were some really funny lines, the characters were enjoyable in their own way, and the effects were terrific. This morning I read the reviews and now understand that most reviewers that gave it a low rating had read the books (which we didn’t even know existed). I understand the disappointment when a movie doesn’t even come close to living up to a book, but we had no experience with the books and REALLY enjoyed the movie as it was. Looking forward to the next one!

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