Parents' Guide to

Bobbleheads: The Movie

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Cartoon violence, stereotypes in film based on popular dolls

Movie PG 2020 83 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

terrible toy story rip off!

This is garbage, don't watch if you want to stay sane! Can't stand the fact that their heads move every time they move adding frames to make it longerit's a stupid story line that no one likes! Only watch it to see how bad it is.
age 4+


Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Bobbleheads has lots of action, little story, and heavy stereotyping. This makes the film easy to understand but possibly disappointing for fans of subtler animated stories with more developed characters, such as the Toy Story series. The messages of teamwork and the value of friendship are positive enough, and the animation is glossy and appealing (though some viewers may find the bobbling of the bobbleheads distracting).

Following a tradition of adopting popular toys to film, Bobbleheads will appeal to fans and could spark more sales of the dolls. But the film missteps with un-funny, heavily-handed characterizations of Earl and Binky and a bit too much gratuitous violence that doesn't feel right for the target audience. Cher makes her grand entrance at the end and stars in some silly end credits, but even that's a bit of a let-down after the build-up of her participation in the marketing.

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