Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Bright, spirited, and edgy version of Willy Wonka.

PG 2005 115 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 54 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 166 reviews

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age 8+

weird but good...

Johnny Depp did a fantastic job thought he definitely portrayed a very different Wonka here than in the book or the original movie. However I enjoyed it! I always thought Wonka was a bit creepy, in fact the whole story is a bit creepy. But I thought this movie very well made and the cast was perfect
age 10+

Age appropriate is the real question, regardless of my enjoyment or lack there of.

If you don't want your second-grader to be desensitized to obscure, rough "humor" than understand PG is more than a suggestion. Children, at this age, are literal thinkers. Inserting images and statements as a 'no-biggie', can have a negative effect. It doesn't make them wiser, smarter, stronger, it, ultimately makes it harder. Don't rush it; just let them watch it later in life, it's not going anywhere.

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