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Hidden Treasure of the Mississippi

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Boys try to prove man is innocent of murder; peril.

Movie PG 2008 93 minutes
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Victoria Justice and the Sprouse brothers aren't asked to do much more than walk through a routine mystery in Hidden Treasure of the Mississippi. Each actor has his or her own charm and there's nothing much here to offend anyone, but sticklers may be annoyed at kids who would rather not tell the police they've witnessed a murder because they could only have witnessed it by disobeying parental rules. This conceit grows tedious as it makes up more than half the film. Note that Mississippi is never mentioned, and no one speaks with a Southern accent. The only remote connection to either the river or the state is that Will is repeatedly asked to paint a fence white, like Tom Sawyer in the Mark Twain novel set on the famed river.

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