Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

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

age 4+

Solid messages, but more scares, spookiness than usual.

NR 2017 73 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 7+

Too scary for under-fives

My sons are normally huge Thomas fans, but we had to turn this off as my eldest - aged five - found the part when Thomas gets trapped in the mill so scary that he was in tears. Usually Thomas stories are very suitable, so we were very disappointed to say the least.
age 10+


This movie stopped me from being able to get my son into the theatre for years. Thomas, far from home gets taken to work in the mines and told he can’t come home (cue screaming/crying toddler) and threatened with having his tires burnt. The next character is then tricked and kidnapped too. They torture their captors by melting their wheels. I wanted him to go back in at the end to see everything would be ok but it was so awful and the baddies were not at all contrite. Take your child if you want to teach him stranger danger?!?!

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Too much violence

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