The Legend of Longwood

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

age 11+

Mythical horse adventure has some peril, spooky scenes.

PG 2015 99 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+


Usually Commonsense ratings are pretty reliable, but the one I read for this movie had me thinking we were going to see a nice Nancy Drew-style adventure/mystery for kids where a young girl finds out more about her town and uncovers answers to a mysterious legend. What we got instead was a "oogy boogy" ghost tale with elements of witchcraft, spirit, amulets, and the like. It was disconnected, poorly developed, corny halloween-y foolishness with no redeeming moral message. The lead character is sneaky, rudely sassy, and disobedient and get's herself into all sorts of dangerous situations including breaking and entering, jumping in front of a moving vehicle, lying, theft of someone else's property, punching other children, and participating in celtic rituals-with nary a moment of her being called to task for it. The decision making of the child characters is unwise and the adult characters are made to look cartoonishly stupid, evil, or, in the case of the lead girl's mother, oblivious. Basically, this movie had little or no redeeming value aside from the beautiful setting/visual effects.

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Too much violence

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