Parents' Guide to

Robinson Crusoe (1997)

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Adaptation of novel about shipwrecked man has violence.

Movie PG-13 1997 91 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Really bad

Just like the book, not good. The story is hard to follow and not good prop designs and not very good costumes. DO NOT RECOMMEND!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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

This movie is highly watchable, owing to performances by the likable Brosnan and Takaku, the latter in the much more difficult role. Takaku manages to convey dignity and morality using the broken English Friday learns from Crusoe. At first it feels shocking that after Crusoe's bitter longing for human company, the minute someone shows up, he puts the man in chains. But the story is redeemed by Crusoe's own redemption, as he admits the absurdity of holding onto preconceived notions that evidence contradicts.

Older kids and teens may be attracted by the exciting premise of Robinson Crusoe, but know there's quite a bit of violence. Families who watch will certainly find much to discuss together.

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