The Little Prince

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Animated take on classic tale is sweet but restrained.

PG 2016 108 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 5+

Beautiful story, lush production

I feel like I watched a different film compared to other reviewers here. The film is intense, philosophically dense, thoughtful, poetic... But there are layers to it. Younger children won't see the darker messages. Older children actually might be aware enough to notice, but it's a sad world when we would let kids watch violent and shallow superhero films but get uncomfortable with a film that challenges rigid thinking and institutions! It is a flight of fancy and deserves a warch. Everything from the music to the voice acting is top notch. Something to keep in mind is that the basic story has a French origin and it is to be expected that there is a deeper range of emotions involved in the film than we are used to in English-speaking countries. Open your mind and heart and your child will benefit

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age 17+

Not the message I would want for kids

The original story was very much for adults. The rose was quite obviously a woman, and a difficult one. The fox is a study in loyalty. These are overly sophisticated subjects even if presented simply. zin the end kids watching this are much more likely to think they should lie to their parents, and disrespect police.

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