Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to


By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Lame '90s monster movie with bullying, drinking.

Movie PG 1992 80 minutes
Munchie Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

MUNCHIE comes very close to being one of those "so bad it's good" kinds of films. Unfortunately, the cliches are too much, the comedy isn't funny enough, and some of the more inappropriate aspects of the film -- the bullying, name-calling, and drinking -- make it difficult to enjoy in any manner, kitschy or otherwise. Dom DeLuise tries his best, it seems, as the voice of the cheaply made titular monster, but all the ad libs in his arsenal can't change that this is simply a bad movie across the board.

Although the scene involving the pizza that levitates from the Italian restaurant to the tween boy Gage's house almost rescues this movie from being irredeemably awful, there's simply too much trite material and dated behavior going on to make it enjoyable for anyone.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate