Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Scooby-Doo Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Too scary for most kids, too dumb for most teens.

PG 2002 86 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 62 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+
It is not scary! It is so awesome...... especially Scooby and Shaggy they are so funny
age 12+

Rated 12A (sexual & drug-related humour).

MAIN ISSUES - There are sexual references, innuendo and rude humour sprinkled throughout. The strongest examples of this are: a male character, who has accidentally entered a female body, comments on the fact the he can "look at myself naked", and then proceeds to look down the woman's top at her breasts and smiles - the woman is later shown to be accidentally in the man's body, and tells him to stop touching her; in another scene, a man tells a woman that "dorky chicks like [her] turn [him] on too"; a man says that he doesn't go anywhere that involves the word "hydrocolonic"; a character says to a man that he doesn't have the "scrote for this job"; a woman says that a man has "pawed [her] for half an hour"; a man says to a misbehaving dog that it is the "most embarrassing thing [he's] done since [he] decided to clean [his] beans". There are also some drug related jokes, including sight of smoke coming from an open-top van implying characters are smoking marijuana, when in fact they are cooking food. Another character tells a man her name is "Mary-Jane", and he comments that it is his favourite name; the name is a slang term for marijuana. In another scene, a person who has had his soul sucked from his body, tells another character that "someone must have spiked [his] root bear", and that someone needs to talk him down. OTHER ISSUES - There are scary scenes throughout, and frequent mild threat, usually punctuated with moments of comedy. There is a scene of mild violence when a wrestler and a woman have a fight, in which there are punches and kicks to the head, although it is tonally rather comedic and unrealistic. There is also occasional mild language ("bee-atch", "crap", "ass" etc). 12A - Parental Advisory, some scenes may be unsuitable for children under 12. Contains some content generally suitable for persons aged 12 years and over, and parents/guardians are strongly advised to watch the film with any person below that age.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Agent Cody Banks Poster Image

    Agent Cody Banks

    Teen spy spoof with gadgets, girls is fun for tweens, teens.

    age 9+
  • Nancy Drew Poster Image

    Nancy Drew

    Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland.

    age 8+
  • Spy Kids Poster Image

    Spy Kids

    Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

    age 7+

For kids who love sleuths and classic TV characters

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a ghost and vampire
    Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate