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Parents' Guide to

Beethoven's 3rd

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Pointless sequel filled with predictable comedic pratfalls.

Movie G 2000 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Beethoven's 3rd Review

I love this movie! Michael Jordan is incredible! Spectacular movie! I'd give this 10 stars if I could!
age 6+

Stop at the 2nd

Very poor attempt to capitalize on the success of the first two, without investing in talent or production.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Aside from Hollywood's profit motive, there really was no reason to make a third Beethoven movie (or a fourth). There are no pratfalls and "slobbering dog making a big ol' mess" scenes that weren't in the first two. Since Charles Grodin's character and his family are conveniently in Europe for this one, it can be a little sad to reflect on how low Judge Reinhold and Julia Sweeney's careers have drooped.

Nonetheless, there are surely kids who will enjoy the eye candy of big lug Beethoven lumbering around from one scene to the next, and this enjoyment will trump the weak storyline and painfully unfunny slapstick. But families as a whole will have better luck with the first two in the series.

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