Summer of the Monkeys

Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

A heartwarming chimp tale.

G 1998 101 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Lots of potential But I could do without the use of guns

We gave this movie a try as it looked interesting and like it would have some good values. When we got into it there is a man in the woods that came after the main character with a gun. He shot the gun Into the Woods several times and said for the boy never to come near him again. This really scared my son.

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Too much violence
age 13+

Summer of the Monkey Screw up

This story did not follow the novel by Wilson Rawls and is an insult to the book. It is a poorly done movie and a disappointment.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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