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Next Door Spy

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Animated detective tale from Denmark has some cursing.

Movie NR 2020 77 minutes
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Charming animation, an inventive story, and a unique, likable heroine aren't enough to overcome the film's few but notable flaws; the intermittently awkward English dialogue doesn't help. A sub-story about Agathe-Christine's discovery of an unidentifiable, constantly growing lizard-like reptile goes nowhere. He hatches, he grows, he's never discovered (not even near misses), nor does he impact Agathe-Christine's personal story. Worst of all, he isn't funny or unusual in any meaningful way. Additionally, for some families with elementary school kids (for whom Next Door Spy is intended), swearing is a deal-breaker.

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