The Strongest Man in the World

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Dexter Riley trilogy falls flat in its final installment.

G 1975 92 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 15+

Laugh up joke/hoax of a movie is one of the BEST I saw

PG-13: brief mild emtional elements
age 5+

Some giggles

My kids liked the old fashioned effects and the silly humor. It was fun and played along the expected underdog story. In line with other Disney movies of the time, it’s mostly a white-man’s world, with a sprinkling of stereotypes. (A scene with a Chinese man using acupuncture to hypnotize is a little cringe worthy). There is not a lot of character development, so it depends on basic tropes (flaky stoner type, handsome guy, matriarch head of a business, bungling dean, overly confident competitor). Even though it was dated, the basic comedic elements are enduring. Zany and fun humor never go out of style.

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