Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Intense animated mustang tale has lots of peril, violence.

G 2002 83 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 53 reviews

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age 18+
This movie is horrible!! so much violence happens like men getting brutally flung off horses! And one guy is kicked in the face.. Horses brutally hit by rocks and almost drown in water.. Men getting crushed by a giant wheel! I can't imagine parents letting their kids watch this! this should be banned from the whole world!!! Gave my 16 year old nightmares!! No one EVER watch this movie! Please listen to my comment and no one elses! they lie!!!!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 5+

I Love This Movie!:

I absolutely loved this movie and I still do! In fact, I grew up on this movie! It’s a household classic with my family! Contrary to the reviews on this movie, as well as the information about this movie, this movie does does have a meaning! The meaning and purpose of this movie is to bring awareness to the treatment of horses in some of the places like the one Spirit was in, as well as how they may obtain the horses in the first place. As for the “violence,” “peril,” and “drinking and smoking,” this was a 2002 movie. Back then, it wasn’t a big deal to show drinks or smoking in cartoons- Gaston and his crew drinks beer in Beauty and the Beast! Same goes for Captain Hook and his crew! As for the violence and peril aspects of the movie, I’m sure I’ve seen equal, if not more, violence and peril in Disney movies alone growing up, not even counting Dreamworks and Blue Sky films! So is this movie okay for your child to watch? In my opinion, yes- absolutely! Have fun laughing, comfort each other when crying (it’s a tearjerker sometimes!), and, most importantly, reiterate the overall message and awareness this movie brings. It’s a lovely movie! I highly recommend this movie for all families to watch and enjoy!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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