Parents' Guide to

Ratchet & Clank

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Video game-based sci-fi adventure is fun but forgettable.

Movie PG 2016 94 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Cute Movie for game fans

My kids enjoyed it at 10, 6 and 3. I remember playing the games when I was younger and wanted to see how they made the movie. Very family friendly. Nothing questionable. They rangers like to shoot things and like their guns. That's to be expected. Capitan Quirk becomes a trader but he apologizes in the end and is forgiven. Good talking points about making good choices and letting jealously have you make bad choices.

Is It Any Good?

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This movie is fun and will no doubt appeal to audiences familiar with the PlayStation video game franchise it's based on. But it sure isn't deep, and its heartfelt messages about teamwork and doing what's right are somewhat diluted by an insistent sarcastic streak that, though funny at first, ultimately grows a little tiresome. The beauty of 3D, when done well, is that it can elevate a story with stunning graphics. But in this case, it feels a bit more like an afterthought. Ratchet and Clank plays like, yes, a video game: enjoyable but also forgettable.

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