Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to

Barbie and the Three Musketeers

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Barbie gets the swashbuckler treatment; some violence.

Movie NR 2009 81 minutes
Barbie and the Three Musketeers Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 2+

I really enjoyed this movie

People are ridiculous this is a good movie. It has barely any violence no one bleeds or anything. It has zero swear words and it's a wholesome movie. I find that the more awful a movie is the higher ratings it gets. The more innocent it is the lower the ratings are. It's a good story and your kiddos won't be afraid out of their minds.

This title has:

Great role models
age 4+

Not a great movie to sleep to

I didn't watch it but my friend said it was a bad movie to sleep to. Don't recommend Graphics: 5/10 eh they were ight Sleep: not good friend didn't sleep to it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (11 ):

Though it feels more like Cinderella, this movie looks like an attempt by the creators to jump on the Pirates of the Caribbean ship. Barbie does all kinds of acrobatic moves, which flaunt her girlishness, but putting a sword in her dainty little hands seems to be a stretch. When she boasts, "I'm gonna be a Musketeer," she sounds a little too much like a cheerleader. Moreover, the high-toned language of Tim Curry, who plays the bad guy, Philippe, strikes a jangly contrast to Barbie and her friends who say things like, "Musketeers rock!" and "Let's do this!"

On the other hand, trying to fashion strong female characters isn't a bad thing -- like Helene (Kathleen Barr), the chamber maid-slash ninja master who teaches the girls how to fight. But she's ultimately never elevated beyond her maid status. And though Barbie and her crew become Musketeers in the end, their hair is perfectly coiffed as they ride into the sunset with their matching outfits and their kitten. A pretty good try, but this Musketeer misses the mark.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate