Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

The engines learn how to handle hurt feelings.

NR 2011 58 minutes

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 4+
My twins love it, all other Thomas movies they have seen.
age 4+

Probably skip this one

This movie is ok, not the best of the Thomas franchise. The diesel engines trick Percy into thinking he is their friend to manipulate him. They lie, steal and take Thomas and Kevin hostage. Diesel 10 was menacing and sinister, hubby actually found him quite creepy. While all works out in the end when the steamers and diesels work together, there is a nasty undertone that Mr 3 had trouble comprehending. We don't need to watch it again but it may be more fun for an older child who can discuss the concepts of trust, honesty, friendship and forgiveness.

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