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Parents' Guide to

The Canterville Ghost

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

TV movie version of Oscar Wilde classic has mild scares.

Movie PG 2011 92 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

If you like patrick stewart you will like this

I liked this movie :) I had not seen patrick stewart in anything but star trek tng... I enjoyed this movie
age 8+

Slow starter, good story

This is a low budget, and a little cheesy, which just makes it perfect for a beginner ghost story movie for kids.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

For older kids, this adaptation of THE CANTERVILLE GHOST is a lively take on the classic Oscar Wilde short story. Both parents and kids will enjoy Patrick Stewart's portrayal of a ghost with such Shakespearean relish. He clearly has a lot of fun with the role, and his performance more than makes up for the dated special effects that surround him every time he makes an appearance.

Beyond a typical ghost or haunted house story, The Canterville Ghost is also a reflection on love's everlasting quality, the clashes between rational thought and supernatural belief, and a poke at the differences between English and American cultures. It works on many levels; even beyond the scares, The Canterville Ghost is a thoughtful adaptation.

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