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Harvie and the Magic Museum

By Danny Brogan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animated adventure has stereotypes, cartoon violence.

Movie NR 2019 86 minutes
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Perhaps the biggest problem with this animated adventure is that the lead character, Harvie, is so unlikable. From the first scene of Harvie and the Magic Museum, in which he speeds his way through the city on his bike, knocking two girls into a fountain, to ignoring his dog's pleas to go for a walk, Harvie is difficult to warm to. Furthermore, the portrayal of his friend, Monica, as a bookish teacher's pet -- something Harvie continuously pokes fun at -- feels outdated and lazy.

Younger viewers may enjoy some of the set pieces -- Harvie and Monika's first ride on the dragon is the most notable -- and there are a couple of laugh-out-loud moments. But there are better family adventures available and certainly ones with less obnoxious lead characters.

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