The Legend of Johnny Lingo

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Earnest but amateurish tween fairy tale set in South Seas.

G 2003 91 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

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age 8+

Johnny Lingo Revisited

I disagree with Ms. Schonfeld re: the appeal is this movie---it was appealing and well acted, moreso than many of the over-the-top children's films made today. As is often the case with biblical tales, fairy tales, and legends, this one will feel familiar, as we (people) have more in common than we think and our stories often reflect this truth. No movie is perfect--let's be realistic, but I could definitely present this movie to children without reservation. I could see this film as a springboard to many interesting conversations/discussions, for example stereotypes and gender roles in history, culture, religion, etc that led to stories like this one and others.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 7+

Heartwarming and beautiful.

Very heart warming story.

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For kids who love travel and romance

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