Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Zootopia Movie Poster

Common Sense says

age 8+

Charming buddy-animal story promotes teamwork, perseverance.

PG 2016 108 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 181 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 309 reviews

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age 6+

Not for little kids

I watched with 6 and 8- year- olds, and they liked it. I don’t have little ones watch PG movies until bigger kids watch. This is one of those that I won’t have my littler kids see until they’re older unless they can handle the jump out scenes and the rabid animals. My bigger kids know about Rabies, and that scene was a little unnerving to them. Overall, it was an okay movie. I didn’t mind the minor swearing so much because the kids hear it in school and know not to say it. But adults and parents should try to understand that PG movies aren’t necessarily for small kids. Just because it’s a Disney cartoon, doesn’t mean it’s a feel good movie. This is one of those. This is not a sweet, cute little story about bunnies and foxes. There’s crime, violence and a lot of action. It’s like a big kid action movie. This movie certainly is not a classic in my opinion, but it wasn’t terrible. Just know that tiny kids might not enjoy it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 8+

I love this movie!

As of now, I'm watching this movie with my 11yo! I think it's okay, though it has some violence ans scary imagery, other than that, it's okay for kids! (8+ should be fine i guess)

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

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