Parents' Guide to

Zeus and Roxanne

By Michael Scheinfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Predictable '90s animal tale has some peril.

Movie PG 1997 98 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Better than what he says.

Sure, this movie is predictable to adults. But it is very enjoyable for children and just not that hard to sit through. If you have children in the 6-12 range you know it can be challenging to select a film that's not too scary for the little ones and not too babyish for the bigger ones. This one works for the group.
age 8+

I agree with CS when it says that this movie is unoriginal, but kids will love it. It has a cute dolphin and an adorable dog. The best part of the movie are the underwater scenes.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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ZEUS AND ROXANNE is pleasantly innocuous when it sticks to such shameless but effective family-movie basics as single parents falling in love, precocious kids, and adorable animals. It offers attractive underwater photography and pretty sunsets, a broadly comic villain with a South African accent, and cute scenes of the frisky dog "talking" to the shy dolphin. Unfortunately, it becomes virtually unwatchable when the plot's focus shifts from communicating animals to Terry and Mary Beth's sappy romance.

Australian director George Miller is an old hand at these animal and nature movies, but this one is strictly a dull, by-the-numbers effort. Tweens who are able to get past the syrupy romance will get the most out of this movie.

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