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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Exciting kid space-action without being too scary.

Movie PG 2004 94 minutes
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age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

A great action movie for elementary kids

My kids (7, 9 and 11 years old) all loved this movie. For me, I thought it was going to be painfully campy, but it turned out to be not too bad. I enjoyed watching the kids cheer for the good guys. I thought that the content was fine for elementary kids, but there are a few scenes that some parents may want to know about. (1) In one scene, a women is in a bubble bath and the male butler is in the room and clearly uncomfortable. Later the women dresses behind a screen again with the butler in the room. No nudity at all. (2) Later, the same woman removes the underwire from her bra when a wire is needed. Nothing is shown. My kids didn't even know what it was. (3) In another scene, a woman from the villain team tries to force a man who is tied up to kiss her. (4) The mild cartoon violence is explained well by the CSM review. Again, I thought all of this was fine for the kids.

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age 5+

a fun filled and action packed good time

There are some scary bits - but other than that this was non stop excitement with super cool vehicles and gadgets

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Corbett makes for an attractive and appealing hero and the kids have a nice natural chemistry together. Kingsley is clearly enjoying himself as Hood, but the highlight of the movie is the delicious Sophia Myles as Lady Penelope, who is always game to trounce the bad guys while tossing off quips and maintaining her exquisite coiffure.

The action sequences in Thunderbirds are exciting without being too scary. Kids will enjoy seeing the bad guys sprayed with Nickelodeon-style green slime and the way that Fermat uses Alan's retainer to save the day at a crucial moment. The equipment is also very cool, especially Lady Penelope's very chic pink car/plane and Alan's hovercraft. The film drags a bit when the kids are chasing the bad guys all over the island while we are impatient for them to just get on the darn plane, but overall, these Thunderbirds are GO!

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