Newsies

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Kids go on strike in gritty, historical musical.

PG 1992 121 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 9+

Good, historical musical

I think this is a good family movie to watch after having a discussion with kids about what it was like in the life of newsboys circa 1900. This is a story about young newsboys finding a solution to their problems. There are a few words and scenes that could have been eliminated to be more appropriate for kids, but overall it's a good story.

This title has:

Great messages
age 10+

Watch out for violence

I remember this as a fun musical from my childhood, but with the amount of violence, it made my 8 year old upset. The fun dance numbers and happy ending was not enough to cover up the images of people punching and hurting each other. Think it would be more fun for the tween category. Great to talk about historical topics of unions and strikes and child labor.

This title has:

Too much violence

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