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Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate's Cove

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tale of kids versus time-traveling pirates has some peril.

Movie NR 2020 105 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Mellow and unintense

The movie is rated PG, and is the lower range of the rating. There's some drinking, some mild swearing. The story is not sure whether it's a comedy or a drama which makes it barely memorable. Still, at has pirates, cannons, a treasure map, so your tween may like it. Just don't expect a standing ovation.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This time-travelling pirate story will be fun for tweens, but it's got some problems that are likely to keep teens and adults from truly enjoying it. Of course, Timecrafters: The Treasure of Pirate's Cove has swashbuckling swordfights, cannons blazing, and four kids who find a treasure map and manage to stay one step ahead of the pirates at every turn. The adult actors are a bit uneven, but the supporting cast is solid and provides some fun comic relief. Veteran actor Malcolm McDowell seems to be having fun as a revenge-seeking, evil pirate captain.

The script is weak, often stating the obvious (again) instead of advancing the story or action. There are too many subplots (most of them cliches) to make it easy for little kids to follow. And there are a few plot holes and a continuity problem or two that teens and adults will see right through. Think of it as a low-budget The Goonies. Still, for the right age group it's not terrible, and with fewer content concerns than the '80s classic, it's a viable candidate for a sleepover night.

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