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The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Brainy Indiana Jones wannabe is a so-so adventure.

Movie NR 2004 106 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

I would skip it

As another reviewer said, there is a bedroom scene that common sense doesn’t tell you about. The female lead is also especially rude. It was difficult to watch. I wish we would have skipped this movie. There is not a great message. No great role models. Just rudeness and an extra sex scene that the main review leaves out.
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age 13+


We checked reviews on this movie and no where did they say, that there was a bedroom scene. The scene suddenly begins with sultry female in Japanese robe. She comes onto the Librarian, next scene shows clothes on the floor and librarian in bed alone. I'm sorry but this scene is not appropriate for a family in my opinion.

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (1):

Though Flynn Carsen is a loveable nerd and unlikely hero, his protectors at the Metropolitan Library (played by Bob Newhart and Jane Curtain) have complete faith in him. As he bungles through the jungle, and traipses across the world to save the Spear of Destiny from falling into the hands of the evil former librarian Edward (played by Kyle Mac Laughlin), he falls in love with his bodyguard Nicole (Sonya Walger.) Those viewers who have seen Raiders of the Lost Ark, will recognize similar scenes and eerily comparable musical score. But there is none of that movie's subtlety in this made-for-television facsimile. Some of the historical facts seem muddled, and most of the special effects are unbelievable. But kids will likely enjoy the driving pace of the adventure, though the lengthy getting-to-know-you conversations between Flynn and Nicole might be a drag to younger viewers. To its credit, this movie gives libraries and the people who keep them running their moment in the sun.

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