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Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Huck Finn

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

'90s Disney adaptation has some peril, violence.

Movie PG 1993 108 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

The Movie is full of scares and bad language

I just recently watched it for the first time and saw how disappointing this is because it was full of Mild Violence and Rude Language!
age 10+

Not for kids under 10 but great for parents

My 9 year old daughter watched this movie and it became one of her favorites I rate this movie ages 10+ Just because there was alcoholic drinks, violence , curse words throughout the whole movie, one dead body. There was a tad bit of racism but they never said that was okay at all in the movie witch I liked , other then that this movie has an excellent story line and if your not gonna watch this with your child you should watch it by yourself.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This Disney version of a classic story is a well-made film for kids that deals with adult issues: child abuse, alcoholism, slavery, friendship, and doing the right thing. The Adventures of Huck Finn blunts some of the force of Twain's novel, which uses racist language, making this something that can appeal to the sense of fairness that resides in the hearts of most young middle-school kids. Huck's resilience in the face of hardship -- parental abuse, strict rules, and guardians bent on "civilizing" him -- is exemplary. His ingenuity, self-reliance, and poise in difficult situations also makes him a perfect antihero. He has no use for money or nice clothes, and he can as easily shoot a wild boar as pretend to be a demure girl in a pink frock. His example might help guide some kids struggling to handle sibling and schoolyard rivalries, as well as moral dilemmas. Wood is a likable Huck, and Vance plays Jim as a man of great depth, curiosity, and decency.

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