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Tad: The Lost Explorer

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Lame animated adventure has violence, some mild profanity.

Movie NR 2014 92 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 14+

Completely inappropriate

This movie is rated for small kids, but has animated boobs plastered throughout the entire movie, are you freaking kidding me? How is this okay? I’m usually the one to let the kids watch something even if it has some mild language or a scene that can be skipped, however this movie is absolutely unbelievable. The fact that the creators got away with this as a “kid” movie is unacceptable. It’s just too much, there’s skimpy clothing, a scene with a picture of glorified trophy wives with push up boobs, I mean really? It’s completely unnecessary, the movies funny but not at the expense of having your kids look at rather large boobs bounce around throughout the whole movie. I rented it and turned it off after 30 minutes, and of course it’s not talked about hardly at all on the internet, sad that this is considered okay and “child friendly” it’s not.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 12+

Victimized Girl Gets Drugged

Main female character is kidnapped, handcuffed and drugged. Villian's made side kick exclaims "You overdosed her!". Later, she is shown in sexy, tight mini dress, passed out on a couch and handcuffed while the creepy villain hovers over her and drugs her again after she wakes up.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (4):

Though it's not outright awful, this lame adventure feels like a low-budget version of a movie we've seen many times before. The action sequences of TAD: THE LOST EXPLORER borrow heavily from Indiana Jones, the bad guy does a bad Arnold Schwarzenegger impression, and the characters are pretty one-dimensional. The film would have benefited by focusing more on plot development and less on showing the bad guys waving guns around, which starts to feel pretty excessive by the end of the movie.

Older, more mature tweens will probably be better off sticking with the Indiana Jones series. And younger, more sensitive tweens might want to find a less violent adventure tale.

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