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By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Home Alone knockoff has heavy slapstick violence.

Movie NR 2002 82 minutes
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Even with talking farm animals, PETS doesn't come quite near the achievement of a movie it nods heavily to, Home Alone. But it pays its dues entertainingly enough with incompetent thieves, slapstick violence, and lots of remarkable ingenuity on the part of children left home alone to defend their turf, all with an Australian flavor.

Though this knockoff drags a bit, it has fun with a Dick Tracy-era setting, and, for kids who like adventures and farm animals, there will be lots of silly, pratfall-driven laughs and an all-too-brief but fun evil villain played by George Hamilton. Parents, however, may find themselves longing for a more original version with less filler that hits all the right notes.

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