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Parents' Guide to

Monkey Trouble

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Ludicrous monkey caper has loads of potty humor.

Movie PG 2002 96 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 4+

Heartwarming and nostalgic

age 12+

Language in description is false.

The rating says that the only language in the movie is "dork", but while watching it with our kids, they said d--- and a--hole. I wouldn't have had my kids watch it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

MONKEY TROUBLE is more trouble than its worth. Perhaps there's at least something of a kitsch factor in a movie where a very young Thora Birch plays a mischievous and slightly bratty little girl, and Harvey Keitel plays a grizzled street performer. But with a kleptomaniac monkey, some serious overacting (from Birch in particular), a predictable story, and low-brow humor (which should come as no surprise, seeing how a monkey is billed as the "star" of the movie), this movie really doesn't have much to offer.

While animal lovers and fans of animal movies might enjoy some of the monkey's tricks, the fact that the monkey basically robs people blind and finds a lot of humor in urination and flatulence is enough to turn off lots of folks over the age of 12. And for parents, the way Birch's character figures out a way to sneak out of the house for an entire weekend by lying about where she's going might inspire some terrible ideas for kids.

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