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Parents' Guide to

Space Jam

By David Gurney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

'90s live-action-animation mix has some cartoon violence.

Movie PG 1996 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 8+

Space Jam Is More Comedic Concepts In Sports

Space Jam is funny to watch for kids Also about space aliens are going play basketball there is a butt jokes when the villian is exposed his rear Michael Jordan is the most powerful player who is helping with Looney Tunes character

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 6+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (53 ):

This movie does little to revive the Looney Tunes characters, who pretty much stick to their tried and true (and violent) antics, even in a new setting. As for Jordan, his athletic prowess need not be proven, but the mix of animation in the basketball sequences tends to trivialize his abilities. With cartoon characters bouncing around every which way and easily slam-dunking the ball, Jordan's acrobatics seem minor in comparison.

While the film fails on many counts to best utilize the characters at its disposal, it's still likely to impress younger viewers, especially those without any sentimental attachment to the original Looney Tunes cartoons. By standing up against their potential slave masters, the Tunes' efforts are admirable, so the overall message is fairly positive. Jokes about merchandising and Jordan's ill-fated baseball career are thrown in for the older folks.

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