Movie Reviews

age 12+
 
Trilogy conclusion has thrilling, violent battle scenes.
On DVD/Streaming
(2015)
age 11+
 
Sequel bolstered by brave elves, scary dragon, big spiders.
On DVD/Streaming
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lush book adaptation mixes romance, fantasy, some violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 11+
 
Tolkien tale isn't as great as LOTR, but better for tweens.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Visually appealing fairy tale lacks oomph but fine for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Mars-based action epic has strong fantasy violence.
On DVD/Streaming
(2012)
age 12+
 
Spectacularly epic, poignant end to a magical series.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 12+
 
Excellent, epic saga continues to get darker, more intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 10+
 
Engaging third Narnia adventure is fun for tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2011)
age 10+
 
All-new 3-D Alice story is trippy and intense.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
age 15+
 
Imaginative Heath Ledger fantasy is too dark for young kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2010)
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age 12+
 
Visually stunning but scary fantasy for older tweens and up.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
age 12+
 
Terrific but intense mix of love, friendship, fear, sorrow.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
age 11+
 
Old tale told with stunning but scary animation.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
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age 8+
 
Fast-paced fantasy has lots of tense moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2009)
age 10+
 
Tween-friendly adaptation is darker than the first.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
age 12+
 
Visual treat is too bawdy for young fantasy fans.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
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age 10+
 
Long fantasy best for fans of Terry Pratchett's book.
On DVD/Streaming
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Dazzling fantasy romcom has some dark moments.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)
age 12+
 
Riveting fifth movie finds Harry angry, brooding.
On DVD/Streaming
(2007)

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