Parents' Guide to

Pinocchio: A True Story

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Reimagined tale has love story, humor, mild violence.

Movie PG 2022 84 minutes
Pinocchio movie poster

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 2+

I hate it

I'm genuinely pissed the horse didn't die.
age 17+

i loved the movie but there’s just one tiny thing i have to add. this movie was the ABSOLUTE WORSE i’ve seen in my entire life, first it starts off with gepetto starting a demonic ritual to bring his wood carving to life, and some 悪魔 comes out and red orange yellow green blue purple children start surrounding the wood carving and bring him to life, the only problem is that pinocchio goes on a killing spree and commits セプ区, first degree murder, treason, robbery, shoplifting, electrocution, gta, substance abuse, driving without a license, profanity, kidnapping, vandalism, harassment, blackmail, second and third degree murder, pollution, littering, hate crimes,opening a lemonade stand without a license, breaking an entering, trespassing, escaping prison, theft, invalid id, bribery, forgery, posting his crimes on youtube, drug selling, manslaughter, genocide, homocide, arson, tax evasion, fraud, identity theft, child abandonment, pyramid schemes, probation violations, war crimes, tricking into making chlorine gas, invalid passport, illegal immigration, credit or debit fraud, embezzlement, invalid gun license, domestic violence, child labor, ransom money, sale of stolen cars, racing on the freeway, searches without warrants, sale of citizen papers, torture, stolen property, smuggling, armed robbery, road rage that kills someone, drive by shooting, pirating undertale, pirating omori, pirating fnaf, pirating iready, forging a signature, disobeying your parents, neglect, illegal drug possession, did not flush toilet after diarrhea, illegal drug usage, making up illegal drugs. all in ONE minute of the entire movie. this movie is not for children and it’s not okay.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (25 ):

Pinocchio: A True Story is not your average fairy tale. The classic adventure story is retold with a humorous spin and infused with a love story. Though the animation quality leaves a little to be desired, that's made up for with the delightful voice cast. Pauly Shore's spin on Pinocchio is exactly what fans of his might expect, which gives the character an older feel than viewers are used to. Instead of sounding like a young child, Pinocchio speaks more like a man with dry humor. Jon Heder's animal sidekick character provides comic relief as well as good advice.

The magical adventure has talking animals and a simple plot for a younger audience to follow. There's also just enough humor and intrigue that the adults in the room might be able to tolerate yet another Pinocchio story. Though there are lessons of following your dreams and sticking up for friends, they aren't as obvious as they might be in other children's movies. There are many bread crumbs spread throughout the film that come together in the serendipitous conclusion (so much so that it might just have viewers wanting to start it over to watch again).

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