The Dark Crystal

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

A fantastic but more intense Muppet adventure.

PG 1982 93 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 10+

AMAZING MOVIE not really for kids under 10.

So this is a Family review, Adults that love fantasy will love this. It is GREAT! but i let my 8 year old watch it, and it scared him with some parts. He had bad dreams after. So not really for kids, think it was the creepy bird muppets, aka Slestacks or whatever. But now that my kid is older. They are enjoying the movie, and the TV series on flix. So very good show, great message, a bit scary for kids. But overall fantastic. I would recommend this to any fantasy fan, along with Never ending story movies.

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age 8+

Really good movie.

I honestly think it's fine for children unless they easily get scared. Because all children should not be just kept safe from scary movies and be sheltered from those types of things like that. That is what Jim Henson wanted. So honestly if a kid wants to watch The Dark Crystal, they should. (Unless they get easily scared), In my opinion anyways. Because it really isn't even that scary. It just has a few scary moments(which aren't even that scary) here and there. And also I really like the soundtracks in the movie.

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