The Powerpuff Girls Movie

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
The Powerpuff Girls Movie Movie Poster Image
Popular with kids
Funny, exciting, and involving.
  • PG
  • 2002
  • 86 minutes

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 22 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Features girl superheroes.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon violence, destruction.

Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film has lots of destructive cartoon violence, as well as some brief bathroom humor.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byTimTheTVGuy October 23, 2012

Hooray! CSM didn't give this movie 2 stars like they did with the show!

Funny,action packed,and AWESOME movie! Catchy music,great animation,ect.I recommend this movie to any PPG fan!
Adult Written byJEDI micah September 4, 2012


One thing I like about this movie is that not only does it stay true to the cartoon, but it also shows how and when these cute little superheroes were created!... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byMoonTenshi February 10, 2018

Good But I'm Confused...

This is one of my favorite movies. I was looking at the rating CSM gave for the show and it said 8+ but this movie is 6+
That simply makes no sense, when Mojo J... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old November 12, 2010

It is for everyone

It is a very good movie. Not many Cartoon Network movies get to be in the theater. It is a very good movie and I like it a lot. I can understand parents not... Continue reading

What's the story?

In THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE, Townsville is overrun by crime, and the lonely but always good-hearted Professor Utonium decides to make some daughters out of sugar, spice, and everything nice. But his lab monkey Jojo knocks a mysterious chemical into the concoction and the girls come out having seemingly endless superpowers, in addition to being really nice. Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup show their superpowers on the first day of school when a game of tag goes terribly wrong and destroys much of the town. The citizens are furious at the girls, who are ashamed and outcast. When Jojo tells them he has a plan to save the town, they agree to help. But they are deceived. It turns out his plan is to take over earth and become Mojo Jojo, king of the planet of the apes. At first chaos ensues and it looks like Mojo Jojo will in fact reign, but the girls use their powers in a spectacular battle to save the city and prove to the people that they're actually good girls.

Is it any good?

The Powerpuff Girls' first feature-length movie may be a treat for the fans of the show, but its non-stop excitement and sense of humor is going to win over just about anyone. Move over Pokemon, there are some new rulers of the animated action scene. The Powerpuff Girls are more fun than many of today's animated superheroes. This movie is funny, exciting, and involving.

Mojo Jojo is voiced by Roger L. Jackson, the phone voice of the killer in all three Scream movies, and the apes are the most colorful animated villains since Yellow Submarine and the most fearsome gang of monkeys since The Wizard of Oz. And of course, the older audience is targeted in some of the jokes as well, including two characters who talk in Van Halen lyrics and references to the original Planet of the Apes.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what they would do if they had superpowers -- or if they could make up their own animated characters.

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