Nico the Unicorn

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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age 11+

Magical tale is heartwarming, but animals are in peril.

NR 2001 90 minutes

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I'm glad, GLAD I never let my kids watch this and I Am happy for all the kids who won't ever see it. this movie is not another innocent story about a unicorn,  it is full of dark elements and highly offensive and inappropriate material. for one thing it is unrated but warns  about brief violence. The violence is more than brief and occurs several times throughout the film. a drunk psychopathic type man brutally beats a small horse with a stick repeatedly early on in the film GRAPHIC!. A mountain lion attacks and rips apart a horse soon after this and is VERY graphic. Local town bullies repeatedly harass a boy with a physical incapacity and at one point shove him over. and to top it off there is even one use of the F-word and several occurances of other common swear words including S--t I will never believe this film was DOVE approved for families 12+ as it is not good for anyone. the plot and story and characters are very weak and we never know much about the protagonist's past and who his father was or anything that would have made the story so much more powerful. this is poorly made and does not hold the audience interest much. And I'm very offended that this is considered a juvenile dvd at the library. I beg all parents to turn around from this one and run as far away from it as possible. it's not at all what it looks like or describes on the surface. Perhaps it is unrated because it is much too dark and explicit to ever be a kid's film. DOVE is also never to be trusted for families because i have seen some of the most offensive content in their other films. Because the story itself does not develop much and is mediocre at best I would give it 0 stars if I could and in no way do I recommend it. This film is also based on a book so make sure you don't let your kids read that as well. I would say let your kid watch just about any other movie about unicorns besides this one. except unless it's something like The Last Unicorn which also contains some bad language in the unedited VHS version and also a few minor scenes of female nudity and anatomy.

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