The Thief of Bagdad

Movie review by Kathryn McGarr, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Slow, dated fairytale based on Aladdin story.

NR 1940 102 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

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age 5+

Arachnophobes beware!

Kids will almost certainly be more drawn to Disney's Aladdin than this tale. While it is a visual treat, and an important piece of film history (Roger Ebert had it on his list of "Great Movies") The Thief of Bagdad is more suited to film buffs than kids in the mood for an adventure movie. There is very little disturbing content here, but beware of the movie's most disturbing scene - in which the title character fights a nasty-looking giant spider. If you're the kind of person who gets nervous when thinking about spiders, skip this movie. Also, scenes of the self-serving Genie trying to step on Sabu with his enormous feet (complete with curled, yellowed toenails!) are quite frankly disgusting.

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