Parents' Guide to

Otto the Rhino

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Sweet computer-animated feature has some iffy humor.

Movie PG 2014 77 minutes
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age 5+

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age 5+


Is It Any Good?

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On the whole, OTTO THE RHINO is a sweet movie about an imaginative boy who is starting to come of age. It's slow-paced at times, and almost all of the adults are presented as buffoons, but in spite of this, the story of Topper and his relationship with his faraway father and his first love with Silla is charming.

Perhaps the biggest problem with the movie lies with the titular animal. Otto doesn't really have much personality. He's just big and oafish and eats books but doesn't really do anything to endear himself to the audience. Not that he should smile a lot and sing a song composed by Pharrell or Randy Newman, but a little more personality -- or any personality for that matter -- would have improved the movie. Still, this is an imaginative story that tweens should enjoy.

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