Parents' Guide to

Gordy

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Talking pig adventure with a bit of a scare.

Movie G 1995 90 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

A wholesome family movie, but a bit dark

I was not a fan of the scary slaughterhouse scenes. I also don't like country music. But this is a wholesome family film overall. Just watch out for the violence. Overall: 8/10
age 6+

Cute and cuddly pig film

Gordy may not be a masterpiece, but so what? I know Babe is the better pig film from the same year, but Gordy is still really cute, cuddly, and loveable. The film contains solid messages about friendship and family, and kids can learn about public relations, advertising, and what a CEO is/does. The violent moments are less scary than they were in, say, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and there is also a good balance of humor and country music to soften it up a little. If Gordy had come out more recently (especially after critical failures like The Hangover Part III and The Host), had better publicity, a bigger budget, and better talking animal effects, it could have become MUCH more successful from critics and audiences, and made more money. The country music in the movie is also solid. Gordy is available to watch on Netflix. 7.75/10 UPDATE ON AUGUST 1: I have changed my mind. Gordy is no longer a 4 star film. It's 5 stars! Why? Because I just watched the latest episode of Nick's newest failure, The Haunted Hathaways! Gordy is now as good as Charlotte's Web in comparison! And T.U.F.F. Puppy is as good as Old SpongeBob!

Is It Any Good?

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

This zippy adventure about a talking pig's mission to find his family has a few fun elements: lively country music, a brush with fortune and fame, a bit of suspense, and comically dodged mishaps. Kids will no doubt be entertained by the talking animals, cute pigs, and loads of adventure.

Parents, however, should note the parent and child separation and the death of a grandparent as key concerns, as well as the scariness factor of the impending violence of the slaughterhouse, which is teased throughout the movie. If the audience is old enough to handle that potentially squeamish subject, Gordy is otherwise a passable 90 minutes of animal-talking antics.

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