The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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

age 9+

Kid-friendly thriller is fun, if lacking in real magic.

PG 2010 121 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 28 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 39 reviews

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age 10+

Not bad, not great

Intro setting up the story was hard to follow. Lots of scenes of wizards battling will be too scary for younger kids. It felt like some explanatory scenes might have been edited out because at times plot was hard to follow. You feel good about rooting for the lovable underdog hero but at times also wish he'd stop being so whiny. Basically a mindless piece of fluff, but not really in a good way.

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age 10+

Fun fantasy adventure is too scary for young kids

This is a very fun movie. I highly enjoyed it. The cast was great. The effects were a bit campy, but I suppose that was done on purpose for the kids. The story is original and interesting. The only problem was that this was more aimed to be a summer blockbuster for kids than a smart fantasy thriller for adults. If the story had been rewritten for adults or even teens, I think it could have the been the fantastical version of Inception. But, that doesn't mean this wasn't a good movie. I actually would give this 3.5 stars if i could. I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Parents: there are frightening moments and characters abound. The action scenes can get intense, despite being fantasy based. Bottom Line: This is one of the best fantasies I have seen in a while. It's very fun, runs smoothly, and has an awesome new musical instrument that you have to see to understand. Very fun for almost the whole family. Thanks for reading! - Movie Man

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