Common Sense Media says

Not a classic, but cute and fun for families.

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Adult Written bynospam April 9, 2008

not for me

I was very disappointed at the language used. My son watched the movie and started saying shut up and stupid all the time so I decided he wouldnt be watching it. Its not a very good movie anyway. It was kinda lame. It really didnt move me. Also, I think there was too much violence, but it is rated PG....
Teen, 13 years old Written by4kidshater June 20, 2010

The stupidest most boring disney movie ever

I hate this movie. It's an idiot-boy film. It's so boring. The jokes are not funny and the character look bland. I hate it. Skip it
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written bySotne April 9, 2008

A little too much violence

My parents bought this movie for our 4 year old daughter and we watched together on our weekly movie night. It is a cute story, but with a little too much violence, both physical and verbal. I was also dissappointed to see guns in a kids' movie. A lot of it went over my daughter's head but she laughed at the visually funny parts. And we used it as a good starting point for a conversation about hitting and guns. It's an average film, but there are better movies to watch with your kids.
Teen, 14 years old Written byThe pox July 21, 2013

Very good, but not for all tastes.

I loved this as a child and still enjoy it today. It is not for all taste but many kids would find it enjoyable.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 17 and 17 year old Written bypoppinsfan August 15, 2015
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old August 29, 2013

See it! It's great!

A really fun, funny, family movie! A little bit of cartoonish violence and a little crude humor, but nothing serious. Under eight may be a little scared by the cattle rustler so a parent might want to see it with them. But still a great movie for all!
Teen, 16 years old Written byThatFunBabysitter July 20, 2012

Worth the watch

I watched this the year it came out with my family. I was eight & my brother was seven. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! I think more inappropriate humor will go over little ones heads. I'm about to show it to the little girl I'm baby sitting.
Teen, 13 years old Written byResidentEvilPotter November 27, 2011

Don't Bother

I couldn't sit five minutes through this movie, even as a young kid. Skip it.
Adult Written bynduns February 5, 2010

It's okay

I can kinda see why this movie caused the end of hand-drawn animation for a good 5 years. No, I am not downrating this for the stupid and generic reasons the oversensitive parents and children who shouldn't be reviewing movies in the first place are. The thing is... the story was a little too generic for its time. The characters weren't really that charming and it felt rushed at the start. And you can just see the lack of effort that went into the animations for this. The truth is, they wanted to get this over with quickly, so they rushed the animations. The humor also felt kind of bland. It was funny, but it also felt a tad forced, especially the moments involving the Willies. All of this combined with a non-threatening villain (Which, btw, is NOT something to praise a movie for, parents!!!) loses the film 2 points. Now for the good: Although laughably bad for a 2004 theatrical release, the animations aren't horrid. Plus some characters are actually pretty interesting and likable. The only problem is that these characters are kind of downplayed and don't take up much of the movie. I would have LOVED to see more of the goat and the "bounty hunter", but since that bounty hunter barely had any screentime, it didn't come across as special when his dark secret was revealed. Another strong point is the music. Let's face it, the best Disney songs of all time are those that came from the rhythm composed by Alan Menken and while the songs in this are kinda short, Alan's musical stylings still manages to get me tapping my feet. All in all, Home on the Range is just okay. It's one of the weaker Disney films, yes, but it's good.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byrocketgirl April 9, 2008

"Full of fun and laughs"

I really enjoyed seeing this movie with my mom, dad, and 5 year old brother on a Saturday night. One thing that I noticed about it was that no one in the movie really had the complete focus of everyone because you were so wrapped up in action. Each of the charecters were so different that I ended up thinking "how could it get any better?". Although I think that some of the ways that the characters thought ended up being a little too biased, all in all I thought it was a great movie and I would defenetly recomend it as something that could be seen by all ages. Also, as a little bit extra the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic.
Teen, 17 years old Written byKoOkYMoNsTa234 April 9, 2008


I recently viewed HOME ON THE RANGE with my brother and dad, and it was very funny. It wasn't a 3 or 4 but 3 1/2 (I put 4). It is off an assembly line of various other Disney movies but it was a joy to watch. (k.d Lang's song is great!!!)
Educator and Parent of a 9 and 14 year old Written bylioness57 April 9, 2008

Great family movie that spans the sibling gap

We took our 10 year old daughter and 5 year old son to this movie and all of us loved it. Its incredibly well-written, funny, and the animation is a nice departure from the "Pixar-style try to look human" stuff we've come to expect from Toy Story et. al. The animation is painterly and simple. It also doesn't hurt to have k.d. Lang and Bonnie Raitt on the soundtrack (at least for us 40-something moms).
Adult Written bymroots April 9, 2008

Very Cute

My kids (5 & 7) have watched this over and over, and they laugh each time.
Adult Written byErindira April 9, 2008

Rented it, and never gave it back

We rented this from Blockbuster, and ended up just buying it because we enjoyed it so much. My boys watched it over and over, and laughed every time. It is so nice to have a kid's movie with no death of the mom, or super-scary chase scenes, or other inappropriate material. I thought the whole thing was very delightful, funny, and the soundtrack is great.