The Brave Little Toaster

Movie review by Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Appliances make a suspenseful, incredible journey.

NR 1987 90 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 18+

THIS MOVIE IS SCARY!

THIS MOVIE IS PROBABLY THE DARKEST AND MOST SCARIEST KIDS MOVIE THERE IS!!! THERE IS AN A.C. THAT COMMITS SUICIDE, AND THE CLOWN SCENE!!! EVERYTHING IS TERRYFING!!!

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Too much violence
age 18+

Bad (and disturbing)

There are many reasons that we would not recommend The Brave Little Toaster to children. The anthropomorphism of the various appliances, objects, and animals featured in this movie surpasses the gentle humor found in Toy Story and enters the nightmare zone. An air conditioner clearly troubled by his own "disabilities" essentially commits suicide at the beginning of the film. In one song, a series of cars, each with their own personal backstory, is captured and killed by a malevolent trash compactor. Throughout the movie, the appliances refer to their owner as "the master." But the bottom line is that The Brave Little Toaster is not a good movie. At no point in the movie were we invested in any of the characters—they are boring at best and extremely annoying at worst. The songs weren't particularly memorable. If you absolutely must watch this movie, we suggest constantly reminding yourself that all the objects featured in the film are conscious and can experience pain. Without this added trauma, you might fall asleep.

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