The Star

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Sweet Nativity story told from animals' perspective.

PG 2017 86 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 51 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 3+

Best Christmas movie for kids

Great Christian message and entertaining for kids!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Nice ending but a lot of violence

It’s a very nice movie for older children that understand that it’s a fictional version of the story of the birth of Christ. It has a lot of violence towards people and threatening and mistreating of animals. The villain dogs try to kill one of the mouse characters and eat it and spit it out. It was showing strangling people and punching from the start. The villain was almost killed once and actually died in the end. So if your child is okay with seeing violence then this will be fine. But for my 4 and 2 year old it was pretty traumatic. Even the next day my 4 year old keeps worrying about being strangled and choking and pretending to suffocate. Not sure why that was necessary in this movie for kids and did not expect it at all. Finally the ending was very sweet showing the birth of Jesus. That was the only nice part.

This title has:

Too much violence

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