Parents' Guide to

Pirates of the Plain

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Some pirate peril in '90s time-travel comedy.

Movie PG 1999 93 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

My boy likes it.

It's never going to win any oscers but Tim Curry is as engaging as ever and my lad enjoyed it well enough.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1):

Young kids looking to while away a rainy afternoon may be amused by this cheerful but illogical fantasy. It's "Home Alone with a Pirate," and the interior reasoning is shaky but once it gets going the bubbly Tim Curry spreads his enthusiasm, scarcely able to suppress his delight at playing the absurdly, larger-than-life parody of a pirate, Jezebel Jack. Still, the grownups watching Pirates of the Plain will shake their heads in wonder when Mom drives her injured father to the hospital but leaves her 8-year-old alone in the house while a large storm is heading their way. Of course, Bobby has to be alone for the story to work. Be ready to suspend disbelief.

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