The Boss Baby: Family Business

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Sibling-themed sequel will entertain young fans; mild peril.

PG 2021 97 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 8+

Slightly disturbing imagery

On the surface, this was a fine movie! I laughed out loud 2 or 3 times, it had the usual Dreamworks colorful fun, and it had a few spotty, yet moral-driven, plot lines. We are very picky on what our kids see. One of our kids is very sensitive on “weird or dark imagery”. In other words, she will probably be upset about some of the dreams that Tim has or some of the characters in the movie. There was a particularly frightening part in which a darker baby character appears from the shadows, the lights blink and she disappears, they blink again and she reappears with what looks like a knife. In the ending scenes, the parents turn into zombies. Their faces are contorted and they’re moving slowly and eerily. As far as scene pitch and stimulation, I found some of the chase scenes much too involved and fast. As an adult, it was hard to keep up visually and the overstimulation made the conversational scenes seem tedious. They say “oh my gosh” A LOT. They say “stupid” a bit. They say “butt” about 5 times in one scene. All in all, if you have a child who has nightmares after seeing strange imagery, I would wait until they’re 8 or 9 to see this movie; although, my 5 year old boy did well seeing it- I’m hoping he doesn’t repeat the aforementioned words!
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age 2+

My child is now the boss baby after this

This movie turned my child into the boss baby
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