Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Kids will enjoy it, even if the jokes escape them.

Movie PG 2000 92 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 14+

Comedy movie is a bit too raunchy

PG-13: mild brief language and action
age 4+

Fun little adventure for kids and their families!

As a wise man once said, it's funny for kids, and funny for adults too! Roger Ebert was right, this is a funny film for kids and adults!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

Fans of the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon show fondly remember its wisecracking sensibility, its refusal to take anything seriously (especially itself), and its terrible puns. The best thing about this live-action update is that it is true to those qualities. It's so unpretentious that it's impossible to dislike. There's not much to the plot, but there's plenty of gentle satire, lots of jokes and guest appearances, and, of course, some really horrible puns. There are also lots of movie references and so many stars show up for brief appearances that Whoopi Goldberg's character is named "Judge Cameo."

Kids may miss a lot of the jokes, but they'll love the puns and enjoy the interaction of the live and cartoon actors and the silly humor. Parents will enjoy seeing Rocky and Bullwinkle characters cope with the 21st century. The actors all do their best to create an impression in what is really a cartoon environment, but Piper Perabo's task is particularly thankless, as her character Karen isn't very interesting.

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