Movie Reviews

age 9+
Toy and TV show tie-in has more sci-fi violence than plot.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 7+
Some violence, but reunion is enjoyable for superfans.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 14+
Teen time-travel movie is entertaining; some racy stuff.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
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age 7+
A gentler, tech-savvier E.T. for today's kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 9+
Sci-fi family flick has some violence, tween taunting.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
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age 14+
Clichéd sci-fi movie has slow pace, gratuitous sex talk.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 10+
Colorful prequel is scarier, less magical than the original.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 11+
Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 7+
Spielberg's family classic is still one of the best.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 11+
Fantasy mixes with emotionally intense family drama.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
age 10+
Too scary for younger fans of the popular books.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
age 12+
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
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age 8+
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
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age 13+
Excellent Mexican fantasy with some disturbing violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2005)
age 10+
Fantastic, but kids are older, themes are darker.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
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age 7+
Kids' sci-fi adventure never fully blasts off.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
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age 11+
'80s robot-becomes-human story falls flat.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 12+
Outstanding, but much violence and scariness.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 15+
Trilogy finale has same heavy violence, weaker script.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 12+
Outstanding adventure, but very violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2003)

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