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The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Basically a 70-minute version of the TV show.

Movie PG 2002 90 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+


The one thing I liked about Steve from Animal Planet was his obvious respect for the animals. This movie makes him seem careless which leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
1 person found this helpful.
age 5+
It does have the words da** and he**

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This is basically a 70-minute version of Irwin's TV show, with an additional 20 minutes of an instantly forgettable premise that barely rises to the level of the term "plot." That said, the results are often amusing and make an entertaining family film. The film mainly consists of what the television show's fans want to see -- Steve, his wife Terri and their loyal (and very brave!) dog risking their lives with Gila monsters, venomous snakes, bird-eating spiders, kangaroos, and inevitably, crocodiles.

Fans of Irwin's Crocodile Hunter show on Animal Planet will love this movie, while those uninterested will know to avoid it. For those who are entertained by exotic animals, it is undeniably a lot of fun. There's never a dull moment when Irwin fearlessly goes after some wild animal that could kill him in a heartbeat, and his instantly recognizable lingo, upbeat personality, and obvious affection for the creatures give him a lot of appeal, a sort of real-life Hagrid from Harry Potter. While the plot is strictly from the slush pile, it never meanders. It is by no means a great piece of cinema, but it is a worthwhile introduction to another world and not a bad place to spend an hour and a half for anyone just looking for fun and adventure.

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