Parents' Guide to

Muppet Treasure Island

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Hilarious high seas adventure with lots of pirate action.

Movie G 1996 99 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 9+
We watched this with my almost 6yr old based on the ratings here. Whilst this says there is no language there were numerous insults and uses of “bloody”. The level of violence and scariness was higher than expected. Overall I was disappointed in the movie and the rating

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 9+

Love this movie, but...

Started watching with my 5 and 7 year old, and both were scared in the first 15 minutes and decided not to watch anymore. While done with some comic relief, it still witnessed the death of a character, (though appears to be from heart attack, and is not a violent death), and Muppet pirates throwing Mal tov cocktails through the windows of the building. Then Gonzo and Rizzo accidently set the building on fire, while the pirates fight the landlady. It was too much for my kids at that point. I myself like the movie, but maybe wait until they're bigger and can handle the scariness.

This title has:

Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (14):

This loose adaptation of the classic tale is full of the kind of humor the Muppets are famous for, from jokes about Disney to a pirate with a talking lobster instead of a talking parrot. Tim Curry has a blast as the pirate Long John Silver, and Kevin Bishop is believable and earnest as young Jim Hawkins. There are funny songs, zany characters, and an entrance by Miss Piggy that's right up there with Elizabeth Taylor's in Cleopatra.

Through all the joking, though, the message of loyalty, friendship, and finding your destiny comes through loud and clear. This is a very funny movie that both kids and adults will enjoy.

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