Stuart Little

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

age 7+

Sweet book-based tale has some emotional intensity.

PG 1999 84 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 10+

Why use adult language in a kids film???

Would have given it four stars, as it’s not a bad film for kids 5 and up. But repeated use of “damn” and “hell” (as in, “what the hell”....) drop it to two stars. Some sick people make films......just can’t help themselves or stop from using adult material. Twisted.

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Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 12+
Read the book to my 7 year old and besides the title and tiny, adopted mouse - there’s not a lot that’s the same. My kids are currently 8, 6, 4, and 3. I was SO surprised by the horrible language throughout the movie. Whoever wrote the script was COMPLETELY out of touch with their target audience. The bad language (damn and stupid multiple times) came out of nowhere. The movie is so far from the book, they simply aren’t the same thing and cannot be compared.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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