Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Surreal coming-of-age fantasy -- with Muppets.

PG 1986 101 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 60 reviews

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age 5+

There's a huge fandom for a reason...

...and that is BECAUSE of the open endedness in the ending, especially with regards to where Sarah and Jareth's relationship stands. Despite the little screen time they had together, the chemistry between them was undeniable. Other than that, I really love the line "You have no power over me." Great comeback for anyone who's ever had to put up with bullying/harassment. I loved the transformation that both Sarah and Hoggle went through. And finally, Jareth is just fantastic and so charismatic. Even if you don't become infatuated with him, he's definitely got your attention. ;) I love the songs and the soundtrack, and though there is some frightening imagery, it was really interesting to see all the hard work behind the scenes. The ballroom scene is purposely made to be a bit creepy but it is still visually beautiful. I saw somewhere that this movie is an acquired taste, and I would wholeheartedly agree. Both my mom and sister agree that it's kind of boring, and even I have to agree that it drags in certain parts. Still, I love the movie, and I love much of what the fandom has created!

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age 2+

The most incredibly ugly and stupid attempt at a type of Alice In Wonderland ,but with none of the Artistic talent or interesting storyline.

I sat through it stoically hoping for just a thread of interest artistic or otherwise like story line or character and if I could recommend it to young children or teens. It just went clumsily from bad to worse.The er cartoon puppet like characters were just gross as if they were created by a patient in a Psychiatric hospital suffering from either extreme paranoia or Schizophrenia .Just sick. The young girl was pretty but lacked charm or appeal obviously could not get her head around the story line.The direction was really third rate bottom of the barrel. David Bowie's appearances were good but even he could not lift this piece of rubbish out of the doldrums ,though for a fleeting few seconds one hoped but no! To have an innocent vulnerable infant subjected to these ugly situations and these ugly creatures who but a deranged mind could think that could appeal to anyone? Appalling from start to finish. PS,I chose age 2up, when what I meant was a waste of time for anyone and just wanted the review posted

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