Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Jurassic Pet

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Boy saves secret dinosaur from scientist; mild scares.

Movie PG 2019 84 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+
age 4+

Not an original idea

Although little kids will find it entertaining, it lacks of unexpected turns or good effects. Also lacks of scientific facts. Keep it for a very very boring rainy afternoon.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Filmmaker Ryan Bellgardt makes the most of some good performances, a credible dinosaur, and his hometown Oklahoma locations to deliver a film with suspense, magic, and lots of kid appeal. Though made on a shoestring budget (the lab facilities in makeshift forest tents are a hoot), Bellgardt keeps the focus on the relationships between Chris, Albert, and the mysterious homeless fellow. The action sequences in The Adventures of Jurassic Pet falter, however, especially the clumsy chases between well-armed guards and the innocents. And was it really necessary to arm the troop of guards for this family tale? Still, for kids who are comfortable with pretend violence, Chris and Albert make a fine team. Final credits reveal that Albert and company will be back for more fun and games in The Adventures of Jurassic Pet, Part II.

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