Parents' Guide to

Richie Rich

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Macaulay Culkin vehicle very rich in product placement.

Movie PG 1994 95 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Best movie

It's a good movie. The message is very clear and the comedy was also great. The casts are all good and they portrayed their role very well. But, of course the lesson that this movir teaches us is the most admirable one since it teaches us that wealth is bot everything. There is something other important than that. It is recommended if you want to teach your children or students value, at the same time, let them enjoy the movie.

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Great messages
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age 8+

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Though it has charming moments, this movie adaptation of the 1960s comic is too weighed down in product placement to be a winner. Though the longing for friends and normalcy that Macaulay Culkin portrays does hit a truthful note, his performance is pretty wooden. Not until he starts running his dad's business does the usual mischievous twinkle in his eye come through. Perhaps the gimmicks and gadgets feel a little re-heated. Perhaps all of the product placement is distracting. But the moments of the movie that are the most compelling occur when Richie is with his adoring father (played by Edward Herrmann). There's something to be said about quality family time after all.

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