Clifford the Big Red Dog

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Sweet if unsurprising adaptation promotes teamwork.

PG 2021 97 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 10+

Good Teaching Tool

As I read the other comments I almost didn't watch the movie. Then I read something about diversity, so I took a chance. As a black teacher who teaches black and brown students this movie was great! The tough topics nobody wants to address and sweep under the rug is the reason we have such division in America. The students loved it and could relate to the bullying and the corporation wanting to USE Clifford in a negative way for their gain was very relatable to myself and students. This is a great movie to teach about what is really going on in this world in a more relatable way for young kids.

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age 8+

I’m honestly no prude but wow. Not appropriate content for a kids movie

* the uncle almost wipes sanitiser down his pants when “preparing” for a job interview, in full view of the view of the office secretary. WTF? * Line to take the dogs temperature - vet says - What rhymes with “nut hole” * angry sheep charges at a guy and he yells “Oh Sheep!” Which of course is supposed to sound like “oh Sh*&” * Really unfortunate portrayals of Russian and Asian characters. * Police made to look incapable * building super wants bribes to get things done like fix a dishwasher, takes a bribe to give the bad guys personal information about a tenant. Like sorry, but for real, the writers really made some huge slip ups. The occasional double entendres that are generally used to keep adults or older kids entertained aren’t supposed to be obvious to 5 year olds. Bad characters. Bad plot. Surprised this made it out of the studio really.
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