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Parents' Guide to

Hey Arnold!: The Movie

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Nothing new, pretty dumb.

Movie PG 2002 76 minutes
Hey Arnold!: The Movie Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Pretty Bad

It's nothing short of idiotic.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 7+

hey arnold

based on a cartoon, not much more to tell than that

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Hard-core fans of the television series will enjoy seeing the Hey Arnold! characters on the big screen. But most everyone else will be bored with the characters, the animation, and the predictable chain of events.

Kids may enjoy seeing Arnold save the day, but adults will snooze through it, due to a storyline everyone's seen before, unexceptional animation, and characters that range from uninteresting to unappealing. There are some amusing voice cameos from Jennifer Jason Leigh and Christopher Lloyd, as well as references to Men in Black II and The Incredible Hulk. And if anyone these days comes close to being Mel Blanc, it's Dan Castellaneta (The Simpsons), who gives wildly different characters such genuine personality that one would never guess that they come from the same guy. If only those voices had a better script.

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