Parents' Guide to

Knight Rusty

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

German animated knight quest is fun for kids of all ages.

Movie NR 2014 84 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

It's not offensive, just irritating

This movie looks charming, and as other reviewers said it's totally inoffensive...except for the casual sexism. The knight Rusty is basically an impulsive jerk to his princess pal and friends for most of the movie, then he _sortof_ figures it out and redeems himself, but not without continuing to joke about how he still wont help her clean up. Adorable. There's a running joke about the ugly fat woman having a crush on the handsome prince, as a bonus. I was uncomfortable watching it with my son, because he wanted to like the main guy- kids are too little for antiheroes- and I kept saying, "Oh, but it's ok, he'll figure it out.." But he only half did. Ugh.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Although it drags at times, KNIGHT RUSTY is a movie that younger and older kids will enjoy for both the story and the quality of the animation. Overall the characters are likable, and the animation has its own unique style. The acting isn't over the top, and there's enough happening for younger viewers to root for Rusty as he tries to reclaim Scrapland from the wicked Prince Novel. Unlike so many foreign animated films, this isn't a Disney or Pixar rip-off with screechingly annoying voices. Parents wary of all the screaming in many contemporary animated movies will be happy to note that the characters have even-keeled English accents. This alone makes the film enjoyable.

For families looking for an above-average animated foreign film, Knight Rusty is worthwhile entertainment.

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