Dwegons and Leprechauns

Movie review by
Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Awful computer animation has iffy humor, scary monsters.
  • PG
  • 2012
  • 98 minutes

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

No positive messages in nearly unwatchable computer-animated movie.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Although many of the characters are essentially "good," none of them emerges in any distinct way as "positive."


Kicking and punching. Bad guys point and shoot guns. An elderly man is shown having a heart attack and dying in his kitchen.


Mild sexual insinuations during musical interludes featuring a "dwegon" band performing at a nightclub.


The simile "like a spastic colon" is used.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Dwegons and Leprechauns is an excruciatingly bad movie from 2014 with scary-looking computer-animated characters with annoying voices, iffy humor, and awful musical interludes about, among other things, donuts. Perhaps most disturbing is that early in the movie an elderly man is shown having a heart attack and dying in his kitchen. Between this death and these monstrous-looking (and talking) "Dwegons," the whole movie is one big nightmare waiting to happen. There really isn't anything redeeming about this movie for kids or parents.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byNicole W. February 24, 2018

Awful awful awful

Utter rubbish never seen something so bad in all my days. Just skip past. Not entertaining and will scare children.
Adult Written byMrsSchmidt33 March 18, 2019

My ears are bleeding

A fraction of a second into hearing Sophia Dwegons's voice...my dog howled, my ears bled and I think I vomited. It sounds like a creepy old lady trying her... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old June 26, 2016


This movie is very weird. It has horrible animation and there is a couple of kissing scenes. It can be boring at times and the Dwegons are scary. The leprechau... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old March 17, 2017

The worst movie i have ever seen

This is the worst movie i have ever seen. It is so fundamentally broken i had a pit in my stomach , being left angry beyond all reasonable measure. It can simpl... Continue reading

What's the story?

After the death of an elderly relative, the Fitzgerald family moves from Chicago to their old home in the country. But there's one problem: The Fitzgeralds don't have enough money to buy the house and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast. However, unbeknownst to them, the house is situated over Dwegonland, a magical land filled with leprechauns and colorfully strange creatures known as Dwegons, who have gold they want to give to the Fitzgeralds so they can purchase their new home. However, Dwegonland is under attack from jewel thieves who wish to steal all the gold and riches in Dwegonland. It's up to the Fitzgeralds to stop the jewel thieves and protect Dwegonland from all its enemies, and in return, the Dwegons will give them the money they need to run a successful business.

Is it any good?

For parents, the iffy humor and annoying voices make DWEGONS AND LEPRECHAUNS pretty much unwatchable. For kids, the scary-looking "Dwegons" and the death by heart attack of an elderly man at the beginning make this film a nightmare waiting to happen. Also, there are quite a few pointless musical interludes filled with songs about, among other things, donuts. Make no mistake: This is an excruciatingly bad movie.

Even if the story was easy to follow (it isn't), it's difficult to stay focused on the action, such as it is. There really is nothing redeeming or remotely good about what's going on in this movie.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about scary scenes in kids' movies. Do you think this movie needed to be so scary? Would it have been better if the scariness was toned down? 

  • How is this movie similar to and different from other computer-animated films?

  • Were there any stereotyped characters here? Were these characters necessary to the story?

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