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Troop Zero

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Heartwarming, funny underdog story has cursing, potty humor.

Movie PG 2020 94 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 46 parent reviews

age 11+

Cursing was unnecessary

The idea of the movie was good. I had been wanting to watch the movie with my girls for awhile as I had watched the trailer and felt it was a great option for family night. I was disappointed in the language. It was unnecessary. 70s era or not, the children had filthy mouths that didn't add a bit to the actual film content. I realize cursing is a way of life for a lot of people, but it's unnecessary and adds no value to conversation or this movie.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
9 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Some good messages but not PG

Good messages of hope and perseverance and friendship are there but overshadowed but by more adult themes. Lots of smoking and drinking. Glorifying vandalism, slashing tires, stealing trophies, and ransacking houses as standing up for yourself. One child questions gender or at least gender roles without any real resolution. An adult gives a kid a sip of beer. Just wouldn't watch with young kids. More PG13.

This title has:

Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
4 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (46 ):
Kids say (17 ):

An endearingly-gifted young leading lady, sparkling supporting performances, and a devilishly irreverent take on the underdog story make this period movie funny, surprising, and notably current. McKenna Grace's Christmas Flint is an unforgettable character, and she's surrounded by a group of young actors who seem remarkably at ease as they inhabit their eccentric roles. Jim Gaffigan is wonderful as Christmas's beleaguered widowed dad, and Viola Davis and Allison Janney make terrific sparring partners. Co-directors Bert & Bertie, working from a script by Lucy Alibar, have succeeded in making a family movie with just enough grit -- it's mostly wholesome but it has its moments -- to make it special. Troop Zero first appeared in the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.

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