Parents' Guide to

Hanna's Gold

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Teen treasure hunt shows drinking with consequences.

Movie PG-13 2011 91 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

NOT for 4 year old

This shows up in Amazon Kids+ with the age 4 filter on it. Film opens with a dead man laying on the ground and someone kicking his hand away from a treasure chest. "Stupid" and "shut up" and teen themes such as staring at boys and talk of girlfriends, a misogynistic theme from the teenage boy to teenage girls "Ladies first?" and in response to their look he says, "I didn't think so." And the bad guys wield guns, all in the first 20 minutes. This is probably fine for older kids but I have no idea how this would be acceptable for preschoolers.
age 10+

Refreshing

It's refreshing when we find a movie we can enjoy together as a family, the kids liked it a lot and have seen it more than once. There is nothing scary or offensive, and it's a little predictable, but kids don't care about that. The girls, who are both believable, start out spoiled and insensitive and, of course , learn to take more responsibility, but the movie is not over the top in either direction. Just a fun show, some laughs, thrills and mystery.

Is It Any Good?

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

It's no Goonies, of course, but this similarly driven flick takes a decided turn for the better when that treasure map shows up -- thar's gold in them thar hills -- and the pace quickens with it. Kids and parents will enjoy the chase, right down to the thieves in pursuit and the general feel of the peril. And parents can also ponder Luke Perry as a tough ranch dad, the former bad boy skulking around Beverly Hills 90210 all grown up. And, of course, they'll dream of the day when perhaps their own teenagers can learn such an adventurous, if tidy, lesson about consequences. HANNA'S GOLD is just one more movie that searches for this familial buried treasure.

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