The Worst Witch

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Slow-paced magic adventure for the pre-Potter set.

G 1986 70 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

this is my number 1 favorite movie!

My daughter wrote: I really like this movie and highly recommend it for kids and parents who humor bullies being shown how it feels to be a pig. The Worst Witch is all in all a good family film for all ages. Despite some rude language and the main character attempting to "run away" this family film is touching and hilarious. Unless of course you have someone in your family who is sensitive, you should definitely watch this movie!

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age 6+

The perfect "before Harry Potter" story

I loved this movie as a kid and still love it today for nostalgic reasons. It was obviously the inspiration for the Harry Potter universe and is the perfect bridge before that 10 year old Harry Potter readiness. They use a few words like "stupid" and "sexy", but they are not used in an inappropriate way IMO. The villainous character, Ethel Hallow, calls names and is mean to Mildred, but she learns in the end that it was not right. The story is fun and interesting, best for ages 7-9 if they are tolerant of more slow pace, age-appropriate film.

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Too much sex
Too much swearing

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