Movie review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Lonely kid finds an unlikely friend in action-packed tale.
  • PG
  • 2008
  • 92 minutes

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age 9+
Based on 2 reviews

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Positive Messages

Percy sticks his neck out for Bigfoot, even risking his reputation with a girl whom he adores.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Percy's parents are understanding and compassionate. They help him without questioning him when his friend is in need. They are involved in Percy's life without being too controlling, encouraging Percy to be himself. Percy helps others in need.

Violence & Scariness

The "bad guys," though they are bumbling idiots, possess shotguns, and they shoot Bigfoot with a tranquilizer dart and later a bullet.

Sexy Stuff

Guys make comments about Madison's body, saying that she is "looking good." Madison remarks that she has been invited into the woods before by guys who have had less-than-honorable intentions. First date flirting: hand holding, kisses on cheeks, arm around the shoulder.


Frequent name calling: "idiot," "retard."


Power Bars are mentioned frequently. Percy has a Lady Gaga poster in his room. Characters discuss how many hits their videos have received on YouTube.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is mild gun violence, which is intended for the kindly and innocent Bigfoot. Car chases, crashes, and slapstick humor bring a little perilous action to the screen too. Otherwise, this is a sweet, family-friendly story of a boy helping someone in need.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byAustindavidson July 24, 2018


Bigfoot is a funny movie!! I saw it on the Dove Channel app and loved it. Bigfoot himself is especially funny, I love the wacky things he does. Definitely a gre... Continue reading
Parent Written byhoverlow April 14, 2014

way off base on age

Started to watch this with kids on amazon prime. Had to turn it off after 15 minutes. Started off with dating theme and had some language inappropriate for my... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Percy (Adam Raque) stands up to some bullies in order to curry favor with a girl named Madison (Nicole Badaan), whom he has a crush on. When he is chased into the forest, he stumbles upon an inhabitant who has been driven out of his home by forest fires. Percy finds that this big creature is lonely and afraid, and he aims to help him avoid being captured by uncaring humans.

Is it any good?

Surprisingly good for a movie with B-list actors, this family film has some tender and laugh-out-loud moments. Though the idea that Bigfoot would be a sensitive, music loving guy is not terribly believable, the earnestness with which Adam Raque's Percy approaches the monster is remniscent of moments in E.T.. You know, two lonely souls who help each other in the hour of need...

The script is pretty decent, and some comic bumbling issued from the bad guys Devlin (Andrew Chase) and Cletis (Brandon Gibson) keeps this sensitive-guy story from getting too cheesy. Parents might enjoy watching this one as much as their kids do.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Percy is not a very popular guy, though a popular girl decides to date him, even if her friends think he's weird. What kind of risks would you take to befriend a person outside of your social circle?

  • Madison has a web-page, like a MySpace page, with photos and information about her. How much information do you have floating around in cyberspace? Here are some tips for keeping information that you share on the internet safe and in good hands.

  • Devlin and Cletis bully Percy, but Percy gets his revenge. How do you handle bullies at school?

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For kids who love otherworldy creatures

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