Old Yeller

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Tearjerker is one of the best early Disney dramas.

G 1957 84 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 18+

Traumatized by this movie

Seriously commonsesnse? I was traumatized by this in 1975 and you are recommending it. A boy has to kill his hero dog. Horrible, traumatizing subject.
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age 13+

Great movie, but too much for younger audiences

This is a really cute, adventurey film about a boy and his dog. I think it’s be great for families and kids who love animals UNTIL the more dramatic scenes where the dog fights the wild animals and ends up having to be shot! That’s so sad, and it’s too upsetting for many adults, let alone innocent kids.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence

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