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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Boy finds robot and forms a loving bond in "E.T." wannabe.

Movie NR 2018 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

This Is a good movie

Nothing bad other than a little action, but not graphic at all, fine for pretty much any age.
age 9+

Great family movie

We watched this with a teenager, we all enjoyed it from the start. Well acted, fun and interesting plotline.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

In light of the deeply moving scenario painstakingly set up in Steven Spielberg's E.T., this movie presents a pale paint-by-numbers retread of the now-familiar plotline. This movie doesn't work to create deep relationships, nor does it ask much of its viewers emotionally. When James and his friends cry at F.R.E.D.I.'s disappearance, it's unlikely that any audience members will be crying along, as this go-round lacks the depth and thoughtfulness necessary to trigger true empathy in an audience. Older kids and tweens, however, may yearn for the adventure of finding a charming robot and protecting her from evildoers, which could make this a harmless-enough after-school entertainment.

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