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Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Highly marketed train characters make new friends.

Movie NR 2013 62 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


age 4+

Don't believe the ACTUAL review.

This movie does NOT have as much Consumerism as they rate it. The series has merchandise that kids love, but there is absolutely NO product placement in the movie. The movie has a nice message and whatnot, and this site isnt really the greatest place to find movies for kids. It's good for somethings.

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Kids who love Thomas will not be disappointed. Simple concepts and language ensure that this episode is accessible even for the very youngest viewers. Positive messages about behavior have an organic role in the story, and kids will relate to the values that Thomas and his friends represent.

Occasionally, scenes jump from one to another more often than seems necessary, and there are a few story elements that appear and then disappear, never to be resolved (for example, Hero's return from the mainland, and a burst safety valve). Still, generally, the movie is a pleasant addition to the Thomas video series.

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