The Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Awful toy commercial in disguise; language, violence.

NR 1986 86 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 3+

Best Transformers Movie

I watch this a lot with my brother. We had to get it on YouTube because we didn't want to pay for it, but it is still good. My little brother (4) loves the songs and so do I. There is one use of "sh*t", but some kids won't even understand it. It is a bit violent (i.e. Prowl's death scene, where you get a close up of his face with fire and smoke coming out of his eyes and mouth and Starscream crumbling into dust), but if your kids watch Star Wars or other shows like that, they should be able to handle it. The role models are okay, it is the usual good vs evil plot. It might be a bit scary for younger kids, with a planet-eating Transformer being the main antagonist. I highly recommend this to everyone.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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age 7+

From a kid: Best transformers movie ever

My son says: Don’t listen to the one star review. Listen to all the reviews from kids who say that it’s a good movie for kids who are 7 and up. The movie was really fun and I love the soundtrack.

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