Parents' Guide to

Racing Stripes

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Live-action talking-animal movie has lots of potty humor.

Movie PG 2005 94 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 6+
When the one fly sings he uses the word Lord at the end of the song.
age 11+
Did You Know That Racing Stripes Has The S Word The B Word And The A Word

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (7 ):

If you can handle the potty humor, this is the best live-action talking-animal movie since the beloved Babe. The human performers are just fine, especially the underrated Greenwood. He is too often relegated to bad-guy roles, but he shows real warmth and screen presence here. Up-and-coming young Panittiere makes us believe in her devotion to her father and the dream of racing she shares with Stripes.

But Racing Stripes is all about the animals, and the voice talents and computer-aided "acting" make the characters very real and very appealing. The humor may overdo the doo-doo, but there are sweet and funny moments as Stripes tries to follow his dream and learns the importance of friends.

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