The Rugrats Movie

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

'90s animated tale has some cartoon violence, peril.

G 1998 79 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 15 reviews

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Rugrats Review

Now here’s a grisly little item. “The Rugrats Movie” is as violent and gruesome and blood-soaked as the title promises -- a real Grand Guignol of a movie. It’s also without any apparent purpose, unless the creation of disgust and fright is a purpose. And yet in its own way, the movie is some kind of weird, off-the-wall achievement. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to make a movie like this, and yet it’s well-made, well-acted, and all too effective.

This title has:

Too much sex

Movie Details

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