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Common Sense Media says

Magic-filled fantasy adventure with a few battle scenes.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byjohnthemon February 25, 2011
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10
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Not for 8 year olds, common sense media is inconsistent

They gave Empire Strikes Back an 11+ but this one an 8+? This is way darker/scarier/more violent/more sexual than Empire. Saw this at age 12 and it still was pretty freaky. Good movie, but dayum, not for an 8 year old. The evil queen wants to SACRIFICE A BABY ON AN ALTAR! Lots of people die, in violent ways, and many scary scenes. That said, very good movie, just not for little kids
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old January 30, 2011
AGE
10
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a family movie has some violence and language ages 10 and up

this 1988 family classic has some language and violence plus safety is sometimes a issue but there is good role models thats why the whole family and schools should watch this movie.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Safety and privacy concerns
Adult Written bykillda April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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A good movie

It was a good movie
Parent Written byProfessorDolan June 23, 2012
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10
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Safe family viewing except for one scene

In one scene, a woman's husband grabs what he thinks is the breast of his wife's sister. That it's really a melon, not a breast, and a man, not the wife's sister, mitigates the offense slightly. Still, it's a blemish on an otherwise safe movie. The husband--apparently as inclined to adultery as his wife--also invites his "sister-in-law" to mate with him.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Adult Written bywonder dove October 16, 2013
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10
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A Classic for families!

Wonderful movie! I watched it with my family growing up and it's always been a favorite. It's about a kind dwarf named Willow (Warwick Davis) who is a natural sorcerer. His two adorable children find a beautiful baby in a nest that had stopped at their river side. But they realize the baby is not a dwarf, she is a Daikini (regular person) who is actually a princess that was secretly rescued by a woman after hearing the poor thing would be sacrificed by an evil queen. The community will not allow her to stay because they are afraid. Willow is demanded to take her back where "big people" live. Along the way he meets a rough hooligan named Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) who is caged but makes a deal with Willow that if he helps him escape, he will help Willow bring the baby to safety. After Willow finally trusts Madmartigan, they begin their journey and run into all kinds of interesting characters. Along the way, they are chased by the evil queens daughter Sorsha and her army to steal the baby back, but she meets Madmartigan and you can tell she's instantly attracted. Soon after, her true personality comes forward and she eventually turns good. When a scary ritual takes place towards the end & Willow saves the day, Madmartigan and Sorsha take off together with baby Elora. Language is mild but has "hell" a couple of times and "jack@ss". Violence is average (frightening for young ones) and contains a group of wolf-like beasts who viciously attack a woman that saved the baby - the camera moves away during it. More beasts terrorize a village. Lots of sword fights and battles, punching and lots of arguing. Many creatures throughout including a two-headed dragon that eats a horseman. The evil queen turns people into pigs and you see the graphic transformation - scary for some people! A ritual begins to take place with baby Elora on a table before Willow rescues her. A horse-buggy chase scene. Many frightening and action-packed sequences. Sexual content will fly over kids heads and is mild, including Madmartigan dressing up as a woman and a man grabs his boob and says "wanna breed?", Madmartigan is under a love spell at one point and tells Sorsha how much he loves her - later when the potion wears off, he sneaks into her tent to steal the baby and Sorsha takes her knife and says "take one more step and you will be a woman", some kissing. There is mild drinking at pubs, one character falls into a bucket of alcohol and yells "beer" and dives back in. All-in-all; great, funny & heartfelt movie for families ages 10 and up.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 15 years old Written byhomealonefan123 December 18, 2011
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9
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if your family loves adventure. this is a film for the entire family

this movie is good but some bad messeges. perfect family film.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 June 6, 2012
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18
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willow

Families can talk about the moral dilemma faced by Willow to deliver the baby princess to safety and yet leaving his own family behind in potential danger. For children who have outgrown Disney adventures and animation, WILLOW is a great entrée into the fantasy genre, brought to the big screen by director Ron Howard and writer George Lucas.
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent Written bypersnip July 30, 2011
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10
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Kid's decision is split

My 10 year old liked it, my 7 year old didn't. Lots of sword fights, some PG kissing, scary monster.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 8 years old January 13, 2011
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8
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Quite a few scary scenes, there is blood and kissing but the movie is really exciting. Though in one part of the movie there are some people drinking alcohol.
Teen, 14 years old Written byBestPicture1996 May 5, 2010
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10
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Laughable, hard not to like

My Video Production teacher actually showed us this film to show how many MISTAKES we're in this movie, and once she pointed them out it was hard to watch without making a mockery out of everything, the awful acting at the top of the list. But it's a Ron Howard film, I like that dude, and the little Willow dude is so hard to hate. The special effects aren't bad, either, some, SOME might call them groundbreaking, but probably not me.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent of a 4 and 11 year old Written byKonataReviewer April 6, 2010
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7
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A family favorite

This great movie shows that all people are equal....no matter who or what size..( in this case...Willow.) Willow is extremely generous....and tolerates much...knowing that second chances are the greatest road to achievement.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 7 and 7 year old Written bymaxine resnck April 11, 2009
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8
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Scarier than I thought.

Willow. The movie Willow starts out nice, but it gets scarier and scarier. But if you like action, you should watch the movie, Willow.
Parent of an infant year old Written byChristianKight January 18, 2009
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8
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Adult Written byRachel D April 9, 2008
AGENot rated for age
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Fantasy for all

This is one classic kids fantasy I grew up with and absolutely adore. Fun, funny and downright enjoyable. Great acting by Val Kilmer.