Parents' Guide to

Cody the Robosapien

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Buddy adventure between robot, tween stresses friendship.

Movie PG 2013 86 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Smart,funny, interesting

It’s good family movie ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
age 8+

Cringe-worthy

Do NOT watch this movie. I have a 5-year-old who loves robots but this was an absolute waste of time. The most hackneyed script imaginable, every possible trope was used. Also, a lot of violent gun use in what appears on the surface to be a very family friendly movie. Beyond awful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The special effects aren't up to par with theatrical releases, nor is the plot anything that even a kid would call sophisticated. But there are enough laughs and messages for both children and parents to stay relatively entertained. Parents who watch the hit FX show Sons of Anarchy will be especially pleased to see Coates playing a clean-cut corporate villain instead of a tattooed biker. If you're looking for a family movie for younger kids who want a little action adventure but nothing too heavy, this is a decent, albeit slightly bland pick.

CODY THE ROBOSAPIEN isn't as overt a merchandise tie-in as the Barbie, Transformers, or My Little Pony movies -- probably because the Robosapien toys aren't nearly as ubiquitous as Mattel's or Hasbro's offerings. Cody (voiced by Jae Head) is charming enough to keep kids interested in his silly one-liners and jokey banter with first his father figure Allan (whom adult fans will recognize as Steve from Sex and the City) and then adorably nerdy young Henry (who looks like a young Richard Lewis circa 1989 with his floppy long hair and shrugging shoulders).

Movie Details

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