The BFG (1989)

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

A giant tale of imagination with a dark side.

NR 1989 88 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 12+

Amazing but not for younger kids

This is a good film I watched when I was about 5 and I was terrified of the giants and bfg when he grabbed the girl even now when I’m 12 I still find it scary it’s a good film so if your kids can handle some frightening scenes this movie is good for them
age 6+

Cute movie for 6+, but may not hold interest for younger ones.

I wasn't crazy about the whole "wizz pop" song, but I generally don't appreciate my kids talking about bodily functions, especially at the table. My 4 yr old was a bit scared at times, but nothing a hug couldn't fix & there weren't any bad dreams or bedtime struggles. I enjoyed having my son read the book first & then watch the movie for comparison. My kids thoroughly enjoyed it, although my 4 yr old lost interest at some points.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great messages

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