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Parents' Guide to

Capture the Flag

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated adventure about stowaways on a rocket has peril.

Movie PG 2015 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+


This movie is inaccurately rated. There are swear words in the movie. I wouldn’t allow my kids to watch. Completely inappropriate for children

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+


The review forgot to add that it says hell and ass.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (5 ):

This is an entertaining romp through space, complete with family conflicts, friendship, loyalty, a goofy pet, and a stock villain bent on making lots of money and bringing the world to its knees. In order to create the entertainment, sometimes facts are ignored regarding the space program, launch sequences, survivability by stowaways, etc. But Capture the Flag is a cartoon that seems more interested in the importance of family, bravery, and friendship than how many seconds it will take to run out of oxygen with a cracked helmet. Even the plucky lizard Igor, who flies and obeys orders without regard to the dictates of reality, gets to play a role in saving humanity from a greedy businessman who wants to control the limitless source of energy said to be buried in the moon. Vivid animation creates beautiful and compelling visuals. While scary moments may be too intense for small children, school-age kids may find it entertaining, especially if they like adventure and the mysteries of space.

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