Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Kids will be drawn to Disney's fast-paced version.

G 1999 88 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 42 reviews

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age 8+

Wait for sensitive children

My son is very sensitive, he is 7 years old and this movie ended up being quite traumatic to him. I think what is hard in this movie for him is not the action, that can be quite scary, but the sadness of the deaths during the movie and the intensity of the bad characters. It was way to much for him. So I would advice sensitive children to wait and watch it when they are older.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
3 people found this helpful.
age 7+

Entertaining and some good role models but scary for younger kids

Since this movie is rated G, I thought it would be fine for my nearly 6 year old and it was certainly a fun movie to watch but had some scary elements that would give me pause to recommend for his age group. Two scenes in particular were difficult: the scene where Tarzan the baby is alone and crying and rescued by the mother gorilla and the scene at the end when the father gorilla is shot by poachers. I had to watch with my son and carefully explain the context in an age-appropriate way. He was also upset at the scene where Tarzan leaves his gorilla family behind to go on the ship. The animation is beautiful and it has quite a bit of humor to appeal to kids. Jane is also a good role model and fights her way along with Tarzan rather than sitting and waiting to be rescued. Overall I would recommend this as a fun movie but if you have sensitive or younger children I would avoid it.

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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