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The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Copperhead Treasure

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Interesting idea marred by amateurish acting, stereotypes.

Movie PG 2013 93 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Decent Movie for the 6-12 Age Group

This is a decent kid’s movie. The intense situations aren’t extremely scary, but maybe a little too much for children under six. As a southerner, I’m rolling my eyes at the stereotypical bad guys portrayed as an ignorant Confederates who think the Civil War never ended. C’mon Hollywood! Can’t we get beyond that? I thought the script and acting by the young teens and adults was pretty good. I’ve seen far worse, given the budget! My six and nine-year-old grandchildren couldn’t take their eyes off the screen. They loved it!

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It had the potential to be an interesting idea, but the overall execution leaves this movie both preposterous in its story and amateurish in its acting. There's a "community theater" type of feel to this movie, where actors ham up their stereotypical roles to their fullest extent. The Southern Confederate characters, in particular, are especially obnoxious and cliched.

Some of the problem is simply a matter of trying to do too much with too little. While it could be possible for some to tune out the cliches and the general predictability in the movie's story direction and enjoy this film for the action/adventure/treasure hunt/mystery that it is, there's simply too much unoriginality and poor execution marring the movie overall, preventing it from being as good as it might have been.

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