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Tom and Huck

By Alyssa Ellsworth, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Unexceptional adaptation, but entertaining movie.

Movie PG 1995 97 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 13+

Common Sense media needs to update their info. about this movie

Common Sense media needs to update their evaluation of this movie. They say that there is no language issue; however, G.D. was used early in the movie even though it is not in the book. The movie isn't completely accurate to to the book - which we had just finished - but it is close.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 13+

More language than expected

This is a fine movie, and I watched it as a kid, but I didn’t remember the amount of language it has. And this website said there was NONE PRESENT when I checked it out.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (5):

While Mark Twain's original book is a romp of a ride, rich with unforgettable characters, this Disney adaptation keeps the outline but loses some of the heart of the original. Both Thomas and Renfro do a good job of portraying boys who are learning to make grown-up decisions while embarking on a dangerous adventure.

While everything works out in the end, there are plenty of references to serious issues and several scenes full of peril. This movie earns its PG rating with scary fights, knife deaths (not explicit but very menacing), and kids endangered. Tom acts with conscience and stands up to his friend, Huck, as well as to his fear of Injun Joe, in a brave and forthright manner.

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