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Parents' Guide to

Bratz: Desert Jewelz

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Less fashion/boy-obsessed than others, but still not great.

Movie NR 2012 74 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

I hate bratz. they are porn!

They want little girls to grow up to be fake. Great messages though

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

None of the Bratz movies are really good, but this one at the very least has a slightly imaginative plot that doesn't involve the girls flirting with boys or obsessing about their hair and make-up. The girls embark on an adventure for the sake of saving their friend, and their ability to stay optimistic and intrepid in the face of rather frightening circumstances is commendable. There's some innuendo (the professor is quite creepy and menacing when he interacts with Katia) that's a bit off-putting, but most of the movie is about the four girls as they try to track down their kidnapped friend.

The animation is amateurish and dull, and at times the girls look so identical that it's hard to tell them apart, even though they have different hair and eye colors. While the girls have appropriately young-sounding voices, Katia's father and the thief Alla have distracting, over-the-top accents. Katia's dad sounds like Apu from The Simpsons, when he's clearly supposed to be from the Middle East. Second- and third-grade girls may find the movie delightful despite all its shortcomings, but parents who want more substantive choices should probably find a title that isn't a 74-minute commercial.

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