The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.

PG-13 2012 166 minutes

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age 11+

Based on 52 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 228 reviews

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age 7+

Suitable for kids IMO.

I think they really messed up the hobbit movies in a sense that they could have been a lot better, the book was good after all. They made these movies very "cartoonish" so to speak, and i think they were targeting the kids in the first place, so yes there is violence - but yes it is still suitable for kids, it doesn't get much worse than violence in a comic book or something like that. Although you have to judge on the behalf of your own children, check to movie yourself before trusting me, i don't want to cause traumas by recommending movies for too young kids. LOL at the one who rated this 18+, you can google "The hobbit, dwarf king decapitated" and see that the scene is not nearly as bad it sounds like. The violence does not look realistic at all, the movie if pg-13, and in my opinion can be observed by 7 year old as well, it is way better than letting them play GTA or something that people actually do let their 7 years olds do.
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age 10+

Definitely not as good as the book...

Not as good as the book, but still very good. They did a great job with this movie though some parts didn't go along with the book. Despite the mistakes it is an incredible movie!

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