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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

3-D adventure is funny ... if you're a first grader.

Movie PG 2009 90 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 41 parent reviews

age 8+

Transformers-like Scene is Violent and Unexpected

The movie was all cute, a bit like Alvin and the Chipmunks meets Spy Kids. All was well until the last 30 minutes or so when the viewers are thrust into a drawn-out, intense, transformers-like scene where one of the animal characters (the mastermind) controls a Transformers-like entity, destroying the environment on all fronts-- lots of crashing, striking and burning. My 9 year old is a bit sensitive to these types of scenes but I didn't not foresee how upsetting this would be to him. Even I felt on pins and needles watching monster machines violently tearing up everything, and my boy had trouble falling asleep. It was TOTALLY unexpected after watching cuteness with moderate action for the majority of the film. My husband too was shocked by the intensity shift. There is one earlier scene that might be difficult for younger, sensitive types... When a nano-rigged coffee-makers turns violent and crashes through a store-window to attack on-lookers. It is however a short scene. (The later violent scene includes chaos caused by appliances world-wide turning violent in retail stores, in addition to the "transformer" entity driven by the "master mind" mole.) Personally, I just think the intensity and such destructive display was ill-placed and unnecessary to make this movie entertaining and given the younger audience. Massive destruction of things/environment with people and animals running in fear in all directions can be equally "violent" or more so, as beings attacking each other. CAUTION.
age 2+


I think this movie was very appropriate for children of all ages. There are not any sexual references that me and bujon noticed. If there were, I dont think that was a big deal like that one lady said. This movie was the best movie I have seen in a while and it made me cry.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (41 ):
Kids say (70 ):

Kids, especially early elementary schoolers, will love G-FORCE's talking animals, toilet humor, and 3-D action. But anyone older than 8 may be hard pressed to find the film worth seeing. There are laughs (albeit predictable ones), and the voice cast is talented, but the story and execution are an example of yet another lazy attempt to extract easy money from a population desperate to head to the multiplex.

Parents who want to delight their first graders, will score extra points for taking them to see a bunch of guinea pigs act like special-ops agents and make a ton of fart jokes. But if you're trying to please a group that includes tweens and teens, the humor will prove way too unsophisticated.

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