Parents' Guide to

The Borrowers

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.

Movie PG 1998 89 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Action, adventure for kids AND parents!

Action, adventure and it's for kids. Opens up kids' imaginations in a not-bad way. Being a faux-period movie, it removes modern distractions and allows kids, and parents, to get into the story.
age 8+

Excellent Family Movie Night Choice for 8+

The kids will love the creative and imaginative ways that the Borrowers make common, everyday items work for their tiny family.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (4):

The Borrowers is lots of fun and well worth watching. Mary Norton's beloved children's book is charmingly translated to the screen here. The art direction is sublime and the performances are utterly engaging. Children will want to watch the movie a second time just to identify all of the items used by the Borrowers for clothes, furnishings, and equipment.

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