What a great movie! My husband and I took our 2 kids to see this movie. (They are 8 and 10.) It was action packed almost the entire time. The dogs are adorable and it was hard to see them in peril. It was good to see the dogs work together to get out of tough situations. Being an animal lover, it was hard to watch Jerry leave his dogs! He does eventually get back to them, but it takes quite a while. That is a great moment! I would recommend this movie for kids 8 and up. It might be too involved for kids any younger. It definitely isn't your typical 'kid' movie.
Parent of a 9 and 11 year oldWritten byannabelle1970October 11, 2015
Too much for my animal loving 9 yr old
I was hesitant to watch this with our 9 yr old. He loves animals and is very empathetic. He was wary when (*spoiler alert*) they had to leave the dogs. But when a dog fell down the side of the mountain, that was it for him. He got very upset and We went upstairs while our 11 year old and husband watched the rest. Our 11 yr old was perfectly fine.
I think this is a fine movie as far as violence, language, sex is concerned. But I would say this is a no-go for sensitive animal lovers of any age.
Eight Below is good for your little ones especially if you have toddlers younger than 6 years of age. Kids would definitely love that Walt Disney movie. If I like Eight Below, your kids will definitely love it too. It does a some violence in the movie, but they probably aren’t recommended for a kid under 12 years of age. Sorry if I didn’t edit this like I should have done this two years ago aka 2017. Don’t get me wrong but I’m not wrong like I do get wrong at times. Like sometime I do lie about stuff I shouldn’t.
Parent of a 9 year oldWritten bymamacat531October 27, 2013
Good movie, but not for overly sensitive little ones (or easily scared Moms)
Really good movie, but very emotional. There is an overall happy ending, but several very sad scenes, and a few good scares, including one that had ME jump out of my seat and scream a swear word! My son jumped, too, but not as bad as i did. Be careful with kids who are sensitive.
It's been a long time since I've seen a film I didn't have to mentally filter out some of the language, graphic scenes, or sexual content. This show is a winner. It strongly supports the virtues of loyalty and sacrifice too. It made my wife teary-eyed too.
A great family movie. We all loved it - however, my 8 1/2 year old ( a real dog lover) cried almost the whole movie, as soon as you could tell Jack (one of the dogs) would die. Perhaps too sad for younger kids. Otherwise, a great family-friendly movie!
Your basic Disney film about a likable guy, his likable friends, and some very furry heroes. Gratuitous profanity is a silly but minor drawback - it almost should be a "G" movie. There's something for everyone in the family: beautiful nature scenes, some tearjerker moments, some suspense, comic relief, and even a bit of violence (thanks to Mother Nature).