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By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Some thrills, but may be too much for little ones.

Movie PG 1995 104 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 38 parent reviews

age 12+

All time favorite, but you guys didn't include some key notes!

Early in the movie a bat removal guy says the kids were murdered. And then the little girl says the boy was chopped into pieces and put in the wall! Horrible and should have been in the Language or Violence section,

This title has:

Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.
age 18+

Cussing is not needed

Good movie just don’t understand why the writer would put cussing in it. They take the Lord’s name twice. G**D****. Why? Not needed and offensive. My wife is a teacher and will make sure she doesn’t show it at school

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (38 ):
Kids say (81 ):

There's no sense of wonder, really, just one scare after another, and the fact that the killer Van Pelt is played by the same actor who embodied Alan's snooty father adds another dark note. Young viewers who aren't nightmare-prone might be diverted a little by the computer-generated beasts, which all have a slightly livid, unreal glaze that's fitting for how lurid engravings and drawings of the late 1800s might portray exotic beasts.

But Jumanji's script is weak, and Williams pretty much plays it straight as the time-displaced, long-marooned Alan. The young actors are good, but there's a heavy undercurrent of continual peril, death, and morbidity, with no breathing room. The ending, in which history is rewritten for all the characters even better than It's a Wonderful Life, seems a little forced, to say the least, and doesn't dispel the general unpleasantness.

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