Movie review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Nickelodeon alums team up in funny book-inspired heist film.

G 2014 92 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 2+


Plz make a sequal. It is okay for everyone over the age of 1mnth+

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age 7+


This is one of our favorite movies. There are numerous excellent moments, such as when the tough guy single-handedly pushes an obnoxious teen's double-parked car out of the way, then says, "Yeah. That just happened." Or when the whole crew piles into the elevator and then rather than standing in wasted silence, bops their heads in time to the ambient music. Or when Mr. Swindle tried to relax in his concrete block basement hotel room. Our family's standard worst meal for comparison now is the "stinky cheese and squid plate." It's just plain fun to watch, and we've re-watched a few times because it's that fun. It's also neat how every character has something to contribute to the team effort. The characters are basically setting a bad example in many ways as explained by the CSM review, and it's not at all realistic. And yes, the movie is quite different from the book. And the "German" accent sounds to me like the Swedish chef. But as long as your kids can be entertained without imitating, it's worth watching.

This title has:

Too much violence

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