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Parents' Guide to

Fantastic Voyage

By Erika Milvy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sci-fi classic may be too low-tech for kids.

Movie NR 2008 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+


This movie is funny, but can be scary in a few scenes like when they get stuck in the ear area. But kids 10 and up will love this. Great for English and Literacy at school. Great movie for movie night and I love it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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

A product of its era, this is a trippy film, with a colorful, psychedelic set design full of blobby globs and jellyfishy molecules. It provides a vivid opportunity for kids to get an up-close and very magnified view of biological processes and get jazzed about physiology and anatomy. While there's the suspense of a ticking clock, and danger around every arterial corner, this movie is still more of a travelogue; a tour of strange and wondrous foreign country.

The idea that this otherworldly world is right under one's skin is indeed mind-blowing, but the excitement of the concept subsides thanks to a fairly shoddy script and no character development. The action is also tame and slowly paced by today's standards, hindered by a long set-up and much discussion about the complex shrinking procedure that's meant for the die-hard sci-fi buff. There's definitely a campiness factor that parents will enjoy, particularly the first screen appearance of Raquel Welch as a science-minded surgeon's assistant in a skin-tight scuba suit.

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