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Parents' Guide to

Max Keeble's Big Move

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Slapstick humor and fun premise kids will love.

Movie PG 2001 86 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

Crude, rude, disappointment. Total "garbage in.

We turned this movie off within the first half hour. The kids are RUDE, CRUDE and obnoxious ... it's not even funny. And they're just starting sixth grade? Unbelievable. Also, despite there being no sex, there is blatant sexuality, which I feel sends inappropriate message to young children who have not yet learned about the birds and bees. The main character has the hots for an very tall older girl, who sticks her chest way out and wiggles over to him ... and we turned it off when a female science teacher, with her hips swaying seductively, slinks to the cabinet to get a bottle of pheremones, "nature's dating service," she says in a deep, sexy voice with cartoonish sexy music playing in the background. That's just a little too much for my kids, who are just starting fifth, fourth and third grades.
age 4+

Funny for all ages

I disagree with other reviews that this movie is for older kids. My younger ones enjoyed it and got some good laughs. There were two nut shots in which Max hit the Icecream man in the nuts and the principle had a squirrel bite his well..... nuts. Maybe this is what others are calling inappropriate but I don’t see anything wrong with this sort of humor

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (6 ):

I smiled a couple of times and can even say I enjoyed myself, but MAX KEEBLE'S BIG MOVE is clearly a movie that no adult will ever be able to get the way a kid does. An adult is going to sit there and say, "Wait a minute! Why doesn't he just tell his parents?" or "No principal ever acted like that!" But a kid knows that none of that matters, any more than it mattered that no kid could ever string up the booby traps of "Home Alone." This movie is just for fun, and it fits the bill.

Kids all around me laughed happily at the slapstick humor, especially the scenes with the evil principal, Mr. Jindraike (Larry Miller) and the cafeteria food fight. They loved seeing the school's two bullies (one throws kids in the dumpster, one takes their money) get their just desserts. Lindz has a lot of personality and he keeps us rooting for Max.

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