Parents' Guide to

Pinocchio (2018)

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Reimagining of classic tale has lots of peril, some scares.

Movie PG 2018 84 minutes
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age 4+

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

Dazzling color, inventive animation, funny and/or memorable characters, along with some cute original songs, are Director Enzo D'Alo's contribution to the iconic misbehaving puppet's story. And it doesn't hurt that the movie is set in Italy, home to Collodi, the 19th-century author of the original book. The movie's animation beautifully captures the place, bringing its countryside and villages to life. Pinocchio (2018) has lots of familiar messages about honesty, good behavior, and duty. However, an inconsistent performance by the lead actor -- Johnny Orlando, who has since gone on to a busy career as a young teen -- and some pacing challenges, which may have to do with the adaptation from the original Italian into English, fail to deliver a top-notch audience experience. Kids who are at ease with cartoon violence should enjoy the characters -- particularly the peripheral ones, many of whom have been given distinctive, quirky personalities.

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