Swiss Family Robinson

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Common Sense says

age 8+

Good intro to older movies for kids; watch for stereotypes.

G 1960 126 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 8+

Great, action classic

We are going back through the classics, since there are so few recent movies which are safe for kids under 15. This one is a real gem. Made in a saner time. No “adult themes” sneak in because some producer/writer/director just can’t help himself or herself (I swear, most of them get a kick out of not allowing kids to be kids). Wholesome movie which teaches the worth of family unity, harmony and importance (a radical message these days). Worth the $4! (Some non- bloody violence.....but 8 or 9 year olds who are not too sensitive can handle it. 10 or 11 if your child is sensitive).

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