Parents' Guide to

Naruto Shippuden: The Movie

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Anime tale is complex, violent; best for older series fans.

Movie NR 2009 94 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+
The movie was great and had some humor drama and violence in my opinion, what all good movie contain. If you are worried about Violence and swearing it has both. The swearing isn't anything major but it does use damn it and might contain the word shit but nothing too serious. For Violence it's a ninja movie so expect violence and blood. There is a point in the movie where a girl is naked but nothing is shown.

Is It Any Good?

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For kids and parents looking for an introduction to anime as a whole, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: THE MOVIE probably isn't the best place to start. Unless you're already a fan of Naruto through the TV series and other movies, the story line isn't easy to follow, and, aside from the lead characters, it's difficult to get a line on which character is which. Though the character of Naruto is somewhat universal and relatable, as he's a headstrong, stubborn, and hot-tempered teen, this film may be confusing. There's just a little bit too much happening and not enough context provided to jump right into the story.

However, as with so much anime, the animation is quite stunning, and, despite the fantastical worlds, the younger characters come across as more realistic in the ways they behave and relate to one another compared to many other depictions of tweens and teens in all types of movies and television shows. The martial arts and fantasy battle scenes are tempered by the occasional moments of humor. Best for superfans of both anime and all the other adventures of teen ninja Naruto.

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