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By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated duck adventure teaches tolerance, teamwork.

Movie PG 2016 81 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Lead villain too sexy

Going through a phase with my oldest daughter (7) noticing sexy behaviors and emulating them. The lead villain was VERY sexy and there was a lot of emphasis on her body and the effect it had on the men in this movie. She has a freakishly small waist and no lie there were even several "butt shots" in this movie that literally showed just the villians sexy butt as she spoke to the male characters as they drooled over her. The timing of this movie with her could not have been worse and did not help my daughter with her views on body image AT ALL or views on male/female relationships. There is a police officer who takes the villains photo without her knowing about it so he can stare at her/fantasize about her in private. Story line was a duck version of Romeo and Juliet that showed a lot of intolerance between the ducks with different backgrounds right up to the end. Lots of name calling etc. Totally not worth it...do not recommend for young impressionable kids of any age really.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Amusing enough for kids but unremarkable for parents, this duck-themed adventure at least offers positive messages. The animation is colorful if mediocre, particularly when it comes to the humans. The voice cast -- mostly character voice actors, rather than big celebs -- is solid, and the storyline is fairly easy to follow, even if the legend of the sun duck isn't as well explored as you'd expect, considering the entire premise revolves around its importance. Confusingly, the accents range from British English (why would the Mandarin Emperor have a posh UK accent?) and American to Russian to vaguely Chinese, perhaps in an attempt to appeal to international audiences.

Part "chosen one" and part Romeo and Juliet story, the story and characters will make kids laugh -- especially the dimwitted thieves who can't get their evil benefactress' instructions right and the sparring leaders, who keep trying to one-up each other. And slightly older tweens may enjoy the budding romance that develops between world-traveling duck Erica and sheltered gamer Longway. Ultimately, Quackerz is harmless, kid-friendly fun, but it's the sort of thing parents will likely want to put on during a road trip or playdate, when they don't have to watch it, too.

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