Movie Reviews

American Girl: Lea to the Rescue Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Action-packed jungle mystery has suspense, peril.
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(Release Year: 2016)
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Zapped Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Boy stereotypes stand out in otherwise feel-good movie.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Descendants Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Leafie: A Hen into the Wild Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Heartfelt, intense adoption story has some scary scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Noah's Ark Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Animated tale has lots of cartoonish violence, crass humor.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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After the Wizard Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sweet but muddled postscript to Oz has mild suspense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Hugo Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Spectacular book adaptation is great for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Game Time: Tackling the Past Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Fantastic family film has positive messages for all ages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Young Abraham Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Religious tale has humor, positive messages, some peril.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sweeping owl fantasy adventure is impressive but intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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The Secret of Moonacre Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Enchanting fantasy turns teen into sweet, selfless princess.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Tristan & Isolde Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Busy plot and swordplay upstage the chaste romance.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2010)
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Donkey X Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Those unfamiliar with Don Quixote might get lost.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2009)
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Race to Witch Mountain Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Sci-fi remake is action packed and intense for a PG film.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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City of Ember Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Formulaic-but-exciting family action-adventurer.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Ballet Shoes Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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The Spiderwick Chronicles Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Book-based family fantasy is magical fun but also scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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The Seeker Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Disappointing adaptation of a great kids' book.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Nancy Drew Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland.
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(Release Year: 2007)
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