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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kids will love it, but adults may find it flat.

Movie PG 2003 85 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 10+

A mean person and some action

PG: some action
age 14+

This was a cool movie and I enjoyed it

I liked the "Game" part of the movie, the lava river scene made me feel like I was there, I loved the movie so much, but my 8 year old girl got a bit scared while watching it, maybe in the next movies they can make it a little more "pg" I highly recommend Happy Feet 2

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (22 ):

The special effects may be in 3-D, but the story is flat, and there is very little of the quirky humor of the first two movies. This one is just nonstop loud, hurtling, special effects, most of it is like one long computer game, with one set of pixels fighting another. Kids probably won't mind, though parents have plenty of better options.

The first two Spy Kids movies combined brilliantly imaginative visual effects, thrilling (but not too scary) action, silly fun, and a lot of heart. With this last in the series, writer-director-editor-producer-composer Robert Rodriguez is either so enthralled or so overwhelmed by the 3-D technology that he forsakes the essentials of plot and character. We also miss the characters of the first two. Many of them appear only in brief cameos that are merely distracting. Stallone plays four parts -- all of them badly.

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