Pete's Dragon (2016)

Movie review by Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Wonderful remake of Disney classic has peril, sad moments.

PG 2016 102 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 43 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 42 reviews

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age 8+

Great family movie

I was surprised by the reviews of other parents as we really enjoy this movie as a family. Yes, the movie has some sad parts but it is the reality of life and we can’t shield kids from it forever. However the sad parts are very well done (no blood, no violence), and there is a happy ending so it should compensate and not upset kids for too long. I also really like the message of being strong despite adversity which can resonate in many situations for kids. My 9 years old really enjoyed it - she said it was not boring :)

This title has:

Great messages
age 18+

Wonderful Movie...but SWEARING

We thought this film was great until we had to shut it off 30 minutes into the film due to a swear. It happens super quickly after (spoiler) Pete breaks out of the hospital and is running through town. A sheriff gets out of there car and tells Pete to stop and when he doesn’t, the sheriff swears. We were very disappointed!!!

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Too much swearing

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