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Parents' Guide to

Meet the Robinsons

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Clever but sometimes scary time-travel adventure.

Movie G 2007 102 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 34 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Toy Story 2

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (34 ):
Kids say (55 ):

The multi-generational relationships, especially in the future, are endearing. The Robinson clan seems loony at first, but as the future continues, they quickly grow on you as exactly the kind of brood Lewis would naturally be drawn to (and with good reason, but you have to see it to understand). It may not be as touching as Finding Nemo, as technically brilliant as Cars, or as parent-appealing as The Incredibles,, but Meet the Robinsons is an entertaining step in the right direction for Disney's non-Pixar offerings.

And who doesn't love an orphan hero? Plucky orphans are perfect protagonists in children's adventures. Whether human (Annie, Oliver Twist) or animal (Stuart Little, Wilbur), they're the ultimate underdogs, and only the most hardened heart could root against them. Luckily, Lewis is not the typical orphan suffering under the rule of cruel-hearted adults. He's surrounded by compassionate grown ups who genuinely want to foster his brilliance -- from the orphanage's director (Angela Bassett) to his encouraging science teacher, and of course, the Robinsons, who all believe that mistakes and failures only make you better.

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