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Mail Order Monster

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Drama about tween's grief has bullying, violence.

Movie NR 2018 89 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Slow but worth a look

This is a clean movie. Just one kiss.
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A well-intentioned effort to deal with important issues in a fresh way, along with some solid performances, should engage young audiences. Madison Horcher is wonderful as Sam; Josh Hopkins makes a great dad. The robot is purposefully old-school, and there's a certain charm about its shuffling, awkward style. Writer-director Paulina Lagudi delivers a warmhearted tale, but it's long, and lots of simple questions arise that go unanswered. For example, wouldn't Roy challenge Sam's late-night arrival home from school detention? Also, there's magic afoot here, but opportunities missed, like the mystery of how an ad in a vintage comic book could be answered. Still, Mail Order Monster's virtues make up for its imperfections, and it's worth a look.

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