Movie Reviews

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Entertaining tween fairy tale has obvious happy ever after.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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The Adventures of Tintin Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Whirlwind animated adventure is a visual treat for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Here Comes the Boom Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Teacher turns MMA fighter in tween-friendly comedy.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Kubo and the Two Strings Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Beautiful epic about storytelling hero can be dark, scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Aquamarine Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Girls and a mermaid learn about love. Charming.
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(Release Year: 2006)
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Spirited Away Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Magnificent movie with scary creatures and a strong heroine.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2002)
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Dr. Dolittle (1998) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Gimmicky animal tale with Eddie Murphy is crude but funny.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1998)
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Where the Red Fern Grows Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Moving version of the classic novel.
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(Release Year: 1974)
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Big Fat Liar Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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Treasure Planet Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Outer-space pirate treasure hunt lots of fun; fab animation.
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(Release Year: 2002)
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How to Eat Fried Worms Movie Poster Image
age 9+
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2006)
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Timeless classic faithfully rendered.
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(Release Year: 2005)
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August Rush Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Pleasant, emotional, fable-like family drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2007)
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Newsies Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Kids go on strike in gritty, historical musical.
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(Release Year: 1992)
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Matilda Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Offbeat dark fantasy gem is intense, sometimes scary.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1996)
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Another Cinderella Story Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Selena Gomez brings fresh pop fun to an old tale.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2008)
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Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Stepbrothers' hijinks are jolly -- just not very realistic.
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(Release Year: 2008)
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Coraline Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Cool but creepy animated fantasy too scary for young kids.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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The Karate Kid (2010) Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Remake has new stars, new country, but same winning spirit.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Movie Poster Image
age 9+
Kid-friendly thriller is fun, if lacking in real magic.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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