Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Visually beautiful but dark retelling of classic fairytale.

PG 2014 97 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 68 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 123 reviews

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age 13+

Normalizes criminal behavior

The movie to me at least said it's okay to be a criminal and seek revenge as long as someone did something bad to you. I know it's supposed to show a different point of view but I feel like it glorifies villians.

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age 9+

Amazing for bigger kids

Maleficent is based on the animated movie sleeping beauty. Kids by the age of 4-5 will surely be interested in watching the film as they have watched the animation movie sleeping beauty. Though it may be sweet, there are many scary scenes including dragons and injuries. Blood is minimal, but still frequent. The movie has clichés and may get a bit boring at some time, but for big kids it may be entertaining.

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