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Thomas & Friends: Tale of the Brave

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Percy learns about bravery; scarier than past Thomas titles.

Movie NR 2014 62 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+


age 3+

Best Thomas movie but a little scary

All the scares are paid off so the message of bravery is done really well. The songs are good and it's the most engaging of the films for parents and children

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (6):

Fans of Thomas and all the Isle of Sodor folks look forward to every adventure; for kids already comfortable with make-believe danger as opposed to real scares, this will be a welcome addition. Clear messages about being afraid and what it means to be brave should resonate, even with little kids. Gator, a new character, is likable and solid. Still, the story has more than the usual amount of suspense, which may be a problem for those same little kids; the "mystery" is not very skillfully resolved; and some of Percy's choices don't feel right given his predicament.

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