Parents' Guide to

We Can Be Heroes

By Stephanie Myers, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Rodriguez' superhero-kid adventure has action, humor.

Movie PG 2020 110 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 6+

If there was a zero-star rating that would be what this movie would have gotten!

The worst movie I have ever seen! It is so boring. The plot does not make sense- the bad guys are their parents!?! The actors are terrible and the special effect looks fake. Very cringy. Worst movie I have ever watched! If there was a zero-star rating that would be what this movie would have gotten! Do not bother to watch!
age 8+

Not sure why people gave it bad reviews.

The central theme of the movie is that kids have success when they work together. There is a lot of pop culture and it is not complicated in anyway, but our 10 year old chose it for family movie night and he loved it. The rest of us thought it was decent. I didn't see anything offensive in it and there were lots of pluses - e.g. having a superhero in a wheelchair, having a superhero who needs help focusing, and having a Latina grandmother as the Yoda figure.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24 ):
Kids say (77 ):

This follow-up to Robert Rodriguez' other superhero-kid movies is surprisingly fun and entertaining for the whole family. Normally, sequels aren't as good as the original, but We Can Be Heroes is much better than its direct predecessor, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. This film's storyline -- and quality -- is more akin to Spy Kids. While some of the acting can be a bit over the top, kids will very much enjoy the movie's adventure aspect, as well as all the different superpowers on display. And parents are likely to find themselves chuckling, too.

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