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Parent reviews for The Pagemaster

Common Sense says

Weak Macaulay Culkin fantasy with some cartoon violence.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 1 review
Adult Written byJules-A-Rama September 2, 2015

The film's hear this in the right place.

The Pagemaster means well. I personally don't see what is so bad about it. All it wanted to do was to display the joys of being able to read and imagination.
Parent of a 7 and 10 year old Written byWeedPuller July 19, 2013

Scared my sensitive girl, paradoxically

It's about an overly sensitive boy who learns to overcome his fears. But the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde segment, and the generally suspenseful build up to the "horror" has given my sensitive 7 year old a renewed fear of the dark. Fast-forwarding would have skipped 20 minutes of an 8 minute movie. It did introduce some classic book titles, but not really in a way that makes kids want to read them... more like really brief Cliff notes. The librarian was not "unbalanced" or particularly creepy, just wild-haired like you expect from Christopher Lloyd. The relationship between the dad and the boy was awkward and resolved unrealistically. As much as this is a good idea for a movie, I recommend against watching it. Sorry.

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