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By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Animated animal rights adventure has threat, cruelty.

Movie PG 2021 100 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Good story line but with some violence

It was a good movie, good morale movie about good vs the oppressor… it is violent in a few scenes where bounty hunter tries killing them. Overall wholesome. My whole family enjoyed it. PG rating

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An attractive, well directed adventure movie that naturally creates a discussion point about the treatment of animals without being heavy-handed. It's to its credit that Mosely manages to get just the right balance of depicting animal cruelty without being too explicit for a kids' movie. The cast help bring the world to life and provide a spectrum of characters. Rhys Darby delivers a typically light touch as thoriphant elder, Deaver, while Temuera Morrison is suitably fearsome as the animal tracker, Warfield. It's just a shame there is only one main female character, Mosley's partner Bera (Lucy Lawless), who is given little to do other than being pregnant and encouraging Mosley to start his adventure.

The movie is also ambiguous in its final message and its final act being neatly wrapped up by magic feels a little lazy. Mosley is at its best when shining a light on the conditions of farm animals and what it means to be a compassionate owner. Beyond that, the well-directed, exciting action set pieces and adventurer's journey make it a solid and enjoyable movie with lovingly crafted animation.

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