Parents' Guide to

The Dragon Pearl

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Family-friendly adventure full of magic and battles.

Movie PG 2013 95 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+

Safe choice with good racial diversity

It was nice to watch a movie with zero sexual content (straight or otherwise) as that seems so hard to find. No raunchy jokes. Nothing inappropriate. There were some fight scenes but being a low budget film the fight seems weren't scary or goary or anything like that. It was also nice to see other cultures.
age 7+

I watched this with my 7 year old. She isn't used to fight scenes and was a little concerned because there's knives involved. But overall, I think it is fine for 7 year olds, particularly if they are used to fight scenes. I don't really understand why this is rated for 11 year olds but Tinkerbell and the Neverbeast is for 5 year olds (that one worried her far more than this one did).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Every effort has been made to keep The Dragon Pearl a family-friendly adventure film. Even the action sequences are designed to be fun rather than scary (i.e., knives stop in mid-air; a comic character wields a broom as a weapon; the dragon is not threatening). The two kids are watchable, likable, and heroic. It's lightweight entertainment, often sacrificing logic to move the plot forward, and with some amateurish effects and camera work. Still, it's always well-intentioned.

Combining martial arts moves, an all-powerful dragon, an ancient legend, and a quest, middle-grade kids should enjoy The Dragon Pearl, and their parents probably won't mind the time spent.

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