Great for adults and older kids, not for the little guys
Ahhhhh Disney. I think this movie is accurately rated PG, and I disagree entirely with Common Sense Media's opinion that it is on for ages 5 and up. I do think this is a great movie for older kids and adults. The plot is engaging and the animation is wonderful. I feel like Pixar and DreamWorks do a better job of making movies for small children than Disney. I think Disney has pretty much given over to an older population, going for the "up the ante" in their films, making them darker, scarier, more twisted, older themes, etc. Both Tangled and Brave are good examples of this. I think people expect Disney films to be for small kids, but they really are not. The themes in Tangled are unnecessarily complex and disturbing for children under 8, possibly 9, in my opinion. A woman kidnaps the princess and pretends to be her mother, while locking her in a tower so she (the kidnapper) can remain young forever by using the princess's magic. There are many scenes in which the kidnapper is manipulating the princess in very insidious ways and seriously messing with her head. The princess is very conflicted about violating the sick love of her "mother" when her instincts tell her to go against her. When imagining this film for 5 year olds, I agree with an earlier poster who titled his or her post "Twisted." I watched this with my nine year old son, and he even found it a little disturbing and asked me later, "how do I know if you are my real mom?" At nine, he has the concrete thinking and ability to reason and understand the movie. I just don't see any reason to subject small kids to this kind of distressing, worrisome, unsettling "entertainment." There are so many other movies out there that are better suited for small kids. For myself, I found the movie very enjoyable, and my 9 year old enjoyed it too. I would not recommend it for 5 year olds, or even 7 year olds. Maybe 8 year olds and up, depending on your kid. In summary, for older kids and adults, I think it's a very entertaining film, and I recommend it.