Parents' Guide to

Gnome Alone

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Unoriginal animated fantasy has some scary moments.

Movie PG 2018 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+

Drug reference

Not an appropriate kids film

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 8+

Good storyline but not the best.

It's about a girl named Chloe who moves house to a "frankensteins castle" however you spell it. But honestly, everyone in reviews area needs better hearing as the song says "They call me HER.." It doesn't say h*e or hell like get your act together. Overall, the movie is not original as there are high school "populars" named BTS which will remain nameless to avoid spoilers. Liam is a great friend towards Chloe. He is an excellent role model towards younger viewers. Brittany, on the other hand, is not a brilliant role model at the start of the movie but near the end she's gradually okay. God my hand hurts

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (15 ):

The confusing, simplistic, and nonsensical plot seems to target 4-year-olds but the villains are far too scary for that audience. The Trogs are ravenous, sharp-toothed bowling balls who threaten to eat up the entire earth and everyone on it if they aren't stopped. The animation is fairly standard-issue and although talking garden gnomes are main characters (George Lopez voices one of them), their resemblance to Smurfs is unmistakable, robbing the enterprise of any hope of originality. Gnome Alone openly steals from Inside Out and, naturally, Home Alone as well.

The important question is: Will kids like it? That, too, is confusing. The lead character is a high school student, suggesting at least a tween audience, but it's a good guess that the only self-respecting older kids voluntarily watching this will probably be babysitters overseeing the neighbors' frightened little kids.

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