Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Animated classic is enchanting but also scary.

G 1937 84 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 70 reviews

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age 2+
age 5+

Rated U (mild threat, scary scenes).

MAIN ISSUES - There are moments of mild threat, for instance when a huntsman is ordered by an evil queen to kill Snow White and bring back her heart as proof. He is then briefly seen stalking her and gets ready to stab her with a knife to which Snow White shrieks in terror, but then decides not to harm her and tells her to run away. There is also a scene where the queen, in disguise, persuades Snow White to eat a poisoned apple, telling her that it is actually a wishing apple. Occasional mild scary scenes, such as when Snow White runs into a forest in terror where she imagines the trees with menacing faces and hands grabbing her, and a scene where an evil queen starts to transform into an old woman including sight of her hands becoming old and wrinkled. OTHER ISSUES - None. "U" - Universal, suitable for all. Contains content generally suitable for children aged 5 years and over.

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