Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death

Movie review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
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age 7+

Always-charming claymation duo mix murder with romance.

NR 2009 87 minutes

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Based on 8 reviews

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age 8+

Based on 15 reviews

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age 12+

Downright disturbing in parts, departure from wholesome previous films

This film has several incidents of violence and even death. It also includes fairly aggressive violence against the two dogs. Film opens with a baker getting murdered. I had to say to my child he got bonked on the head. The villain kicks her dog several times, and we see that dog sleeps in a gross cardboard box. She viciously bites her own arm to frame Gromit as biting her. This is pretty messed up. In the final act she grabs Gromit roughly by the throat on a couple of occasions. Worst of all, in addition to grabbing her own dogs throat, there's an implication that she actually beats the dog, as she raises her hand and swings down, and the screen cuts to black. This was really disturbing to see, and completely inappropriate for an Aardman production. Later she dies by getting eating by a crocodile, offscreen. I made an account to post this.

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