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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Sled race divides then unites friends in animated tale.

Movie PG 2018 89 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 3+

Amazing Message!

Great remake of the original "The Dog Who Stopped The War" (1984) which is one of my favourite movies growing up in Canada in the 80's.
age 10+


Picked this up for a road trip based on good Redbox reviews. Maybe the main message of the movie is good but I heard multiple “stupid,” “loser,” “dumby,” etc and “somebody kill me.” Makes me cringe every time I hear things like that in a kids movie.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This movie feels pretty generic in its animation and plotting, but at its heart it's a message of the importance of creating harmonious relationships. For that reason, Racetime certainly deserves a look by younger kids with nothing to do on a rainy day. The kids here live in an idyllic world in which adults are mentioned but never seen, leaving them to negotiate difficult interpersonal interactions without grown-up input. Like Snowtime!, a 2016 animated film about some of the same characters, the film examines true conflicts that kids face, and offers a gamut of ways they can choose to resolve them.

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