Parents' Guide to

Barbie Spy Squad

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Barbie forgoes fashion for exciting secret-agent adventure.

Movie NR 2016 75 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+


This led me to start hating my kids. Let me explain, my kids are very susceptible to suggestion. I saw this on Kids Youtube thinking this was an appropriate show for my babies. Let me tell you, it was NOT!!!!!!! After watching they started making out with their their Ken dolls and then chopping off their heads via guillotine. It was all fun and games UNTIL MY YOUNGEST STARTED MAKING OUT WITH HER BROTHER!!!!! INAPPROPRIATE!!!!! 0 STARS #BEINGAMOMMYISTOUGH

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much consumerism
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+

it's fun and I can tolerate watching it

the girls discover an aunt is really running a CIA type agency, hilarity ensues. it's cute.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (12):

Cultural shifts and Mattel's good intentions (plus marketing savvy) have reached their zenith in this movie in which the curvy doll and her friends are asked to work as spies and save the world. No fashion-obsessed teens or storybook princesses here; the only makeup in sight is actually spy gadgetry in disguise. The teen girls are resourceful, brave, and physically skilled as they meet danger head-on and answer the call. A simple, very typical story; by-the-numbers animation; and derivative James Bond-inspired music make the actual events less compelling than the ideas behind them. But there are enough inventive twists and scenes of derring-do to make this film fun for both girls and boys. It's nice to see Barbie going in a new direction. Mattel wins, too. Lots of new merchandise reaches store shelves when Barbie ventures into the spy world.

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