Parents' Guide to

The Legend of Tarzan

By Yvonne Condes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Tarzan returns to the jungle in violent action-adventure.

Movie PG-13 2016 109 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 10+

Before criticisms

This is an action adventure movie it is meant for everyone who love action and adventure movie so parents complaining that is not good for kids should not let your children watch it if you're not comfortable with it there's no need in them downloading it and letting their children will watch it I also have children but that doesn't mean I'm not going to enjoy myself I have TV for children I let them watch I have my mobile to enjoy my alonetime with my husband I downloaded it and it was ok I love adventure action movie so there's no need for parents to complain about the movie because it's something worth watching so if you think is not for childrens don't let your children watch it don't criticize the movie me personally I love it stop criticizing others people work and let those who will watch enjoy it is not a movie based on religion so there's nothing about this movie and to the directors and actors you all did well so kudos to all those who took part in the movie and made it a success love you guys

This title has:

Great role models
age 16+

really good

Its an amazing film loved every minute of it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20):
Kids say (28):

This loud, violent, action-packed adventure isn't for young kids, and it's not nearly as good as the recent update of The Jungle Book, either in terms of story or visual effects. That said, The Legend of Tarzan does offer a different take on Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic story -- there's greater prominence to the local people, their society, and their points of view. Tarzan isn't just saving them, he's helping them. And Jane isn't just there to be rescued: She's fighting to escape as much as Tarzan is trying to save her. It's exciting, and some of the scenes in the jungle are impressive, but it's all just a little much at times.

Skarsgard's Tarzan doesn't say much, as you might imagine, but the actor plays the strong, quiet type just fine. Samuel L. Jackson is fun as Tarzan's gun-toting sidekick George Washington Williams -- a character who's based on a real person who spent the last years of his life fighting for the rights of people of the Congo -- but he's playing Samuel L. Jackson. Like many in the film, his speech is far too contemporary to make any sense anywhere in the 1800s. Robbie, while also very likeable, similarly seems too modern for the film.

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