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Parents' Guide to

The Last Leprechaun

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Confusing fantasy has overacting, lame special effects.

Movie NR 2001 94 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Rather trivial plot and very hammy acting.

I would not recommend this for a child of any age.

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Too much violence

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Kids say (1 ):

THE LAST LEPRECHAUN is marred by cheesy audio special effects and over-the-top acting, especially in the case of Veronica Hamel. She shrieks and moans and howls her way through her role of a greedy woman possessed by a banshee. Much of the movie, in fact, seems over the top. Why does the butler eat roaches while in the barn? Why are there so many pratfalls? Why the food fights? It all seems done just to provide shock value to keep the audience engaged through a subpar story.

Speaking of: While the storyline should be easy to follow, quite often, it isn't. A butler brings a banshee back to life in the form of his boss, and she wants to sell land to energy interests while brainwashing her husband-to-be while trying to scare away her husband-to-be's children, while a leprechaun gallivants about and has gold stashed away somewhere, and the kids must convince their father that his fiance is actually a banshee. Something like that. It's a lot to take in, with no real payoff, and everything about the acting and special effects make this one difficult -- if not impossible -- to care one way or the other how it all, predictably enough, ends.

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