Parents' Guide to

Boathouse Detectives

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fantastic slumber party fare with problem-solving kids.

Movie NR 2011 85 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Awesome family movie!!

Great movie!! Very clean! Great actors! Funny and interesting! My son and nephew were entranced! They laughed at many parts of it, and they LOVED the paintball scenes:)!!! Perfect for a family movie night or a young boys' sleepover!!

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Let's be clear: the four stars is for kids, especially kids between the ages of 7 and 10; don't miss the window, parents, because there's so much for this age to love about BOATHOUSE DETECTIVES. First of all, rowing a boat to your clubhouse -- so cool! And all the kids are ones you'd want to be in a club with. Ones who have cool hobbies and love animals and helping complete strangers. They're on their own solving a case with no bothersome adults in the way. They even live in that kind of quaint seaside town where you can tell parents never worry about letting their 9 year olds roam free (though always within cell phone range, of course).

For parents, there's no over-the-top gross-out moments to annoy -- okay, there's a bit of fake puke, but it's not bad. But you will roll your eyes repeatedly every time an adult hops on screen. The stepmom and dog catcher are in a tie for most overdone stereotype.

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