Harry and the Hendersons

Movie review by Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

A big, Harry family adventure full of laughs.

PG 1987 110 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 9+

Harry Come Live With Us

I cherish this movie from my childhood and don't recall the language or violence. That was until I watched it with my kids. I found myself running for the tv as the little boy started cussing 5 minutes into the film. Now did those things stick with me into my adulthood, probably not. All I recalled was how funny it was and how sad it was at the end. I wish I had waited to share this one with my kids. They were 3 and 4 at the time. These 80's movies will catch you off guard! Be cautious.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Don't even start watching this movie.

This is a load of junk. I walked in to see my kids watching this, right when the dad said, "My coworkers are ***holes." Not the kind of message I want to be teaching MY kids. I turned the movie off immediately. Their excuse was, "The cover picture had BIGFOOT in it, and I like bigfoot." Maybe make bigfoot a bit scarier next time, because if the future of the world depends on kids, then the future is going to be pretty badmouthed. I don't want them learning from kids in movies that it's OK to swear, because it ISN'T. We should change all false movie ratings, like this rubbish, from PG to PG-13, or maybe even R. Don't even BOTHER turning this on.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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