Parents' Guide to

Justin and the Knights of Valor

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Predictable animated swashbuckler with a few chuckles.

Movie PG 2014 94 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Not appropriate for the maturity rating.

It says it's for 7 and up but 15 minutes in there's a girl half dressed sexualizing and there's a character that's gay. Why must there be sex and swx orientations involved in a child's movie. Its supposed to be for all public.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 18+

Overt sexual innuendo about 25 minutes in... :(

Justin is in the bedroom of one of the female characters, Lara (his crush), as she changes clothes behind a screen. In a scene that is meant to be funny, Justin is venting to her about his troubles as she changes into several silly-looking outfits, as he does so, she changes into one outfit and says, "that's just terrible", and with the second, "oh, awful", seemingly in response to him, but she's only talking about her outfit and is not listening, but Justin is unaware of this. On the third outfit, which is a tight red mini-dress which only just covers her bottom and reveals cleavage, she says "that's HOT!", as she rotates her bottom, which is the focus of the scene. That's the point at which we shut it off. So, basically, if you want to corrupt and sexualize your young children, watch this; otherwise, STAY AWAY!

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

It's always disappointing when an animated feature film that requires so much time, money, and creative energy misfires. This story is both predictable and derivative, much of the humor seems forced, and there are stereotypes a-plenty. Also, the sheer number of characters, events, and battles is unrelenting. A misguided father, the memory of a brave grandfather, a rich and spoiled damsel, three idiosyncratic "trainers," an evil knight and his sashaying accomplice, a barmaid, a barkeep, two ogre-like bouncers, a sorcerer, a kindly grandmother, a comic dragon-crocodile, and a preening cavalier (Antonio Banderas, who provides some real comic moments and is listed as a producer), all impact the plot. It's dense, loud, and sometimes confusing. Still, kids who like silliness, adventure, and a jam-packed story may find this movie entertaining.

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