The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking

Movie review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Pippi's spirit shines through in OK '80s version.

G 1988 102 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

Fun adventures

I don’t think the other reviewers realize this movie was made in the 1980s? Their expectations seem a little high! I grew up watching this movie and my kids love watching it. They loved Pippi and all of her adventures. Is it an entertaining movie for adults? Maybe not. But I don’t think it was ever meant to be for adults :).

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age 7+

Parents will be bored

The 7-year-old enjoyed it, but it's tedious for parents. Bad acting, bad writing. The script deviates significantly from the book, and the worst deviation is that Pippi shows fear and sadness several times. Pippi is supposed to be practically a superhero! But she's not at all in this movie. The actress isn't nearly charming or kooky enough to pull off the role, and she's way too old.

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