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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun action comedy with nifty special effects.

Movie PG 2002 93 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

Incorrectly rated

I think this should be pg-13. There isn’t cussing but they say something about “naked girls in Vegas” and “making out”. Then there is a scene with a boy lusting over a girl who is wearing a tight shirt . My 9 yo & I stopped watching it half way through.
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age 14+

not appropriate for kids under 14

This movie would be just fine for kids except that they show one character looking at a girlie magazine and stroking the picture of the scantily clad girl!!! Totally inappropriate and uncalled for! I would not let a child under 14 watch this.

This title has:

Too much sex
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

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

This special effects action comedy is fun for kids and fairly painless for adults. More important, it is a rare film directed at kids from 4th-8th grade, that most-neglected of movie audiences. Not surprising, it is produced by Nickelodeon, the cable channel dedicated to just that group.

The plot is a throw-back to the old Disney classics like The Shaggy Dog (also with a pretty teenage girl named Francesca) and The Absent-Minded Professor. Director Jonathan Frakes (of Star Trek) ably handles the sci-fi aspect with special effects that truly are special. We see water droplets suspended in air and a bee floating over a flower. CLOCKSTOPPERS zips along quickly and has a lively pop soundtrack.

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