Muppet Treasure Island

Movie review by Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Hilarious high seas adventure with lots of pirate action.

G 1996 99 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

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.

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Too much violence
age 9+

Most disappointing of the muppets

SO...I’m a HUGE fan of the muppets, but this movie was not worth it. Alcohol is mentioned, drank, and described on numerous occasions. Something I wasn’t really expecting while watching with my 4 and 8 year old. There’s plenty of guns etc which I expected for a pirate movies in the muppets. It definitely had some crude moments as well, which was a bit over the top. Really, most of the acting was over the top and not it’s finest for a muppets movie. I think this is for older kids, however, they might be a bit too old for the muppets once they can handle the topics.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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