Disney's A Christmas Carol

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

age 9+

3-D adaptation of classic holiday tale may scare young kids.

PG 2009 96 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 109 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 107 reviews

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age 16+

Not for kids!!

Not a fun family movie by any means. Disturbing, grotesque, evil imagery that will frighten children. Very disappointing.

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Too much violence
age 12+

This review is from my 8-year old

My 8-year old says: I think it was super scary. I cried two times! My heart beat quickly.

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