PAW Patrol: The Movie

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Brave, talented pups save the day in pre-K adventure.

G 2021 88 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 5+
This movie was way more intense than my kids were expecting. Not nearly as lighthearted and goofy as Paw Patrol usually is. Dealt with heavy anxiety, perilous situations, and past traumas. My 4 year old was scared and nearly in tears at some parts. I would avoid if your children are sensitive to intense shows/movies.

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Too much violence
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age 6+

Action-packed movie based on show has peril, very mild language; not for under 5s

Paw Patrol: The Movie is an animated children's film based on the TV series. The film focuses on Ryder and his six pups who are called to Adventure City by Liberty, a dachshund pup, to save the city from Mayor Humdinger after he plans to destroy it. Meanwhile, Chase had a past in the city, where he met Ryder, he has acrophobia (a fear of heights) and has to face it in perilous rescues. While the film is aimed at children, it is aimed at slightly older children (6+ in my opinion). I have to disagree with this being rated 4+, as well as the parents' guide. This film has a lot more peril and action than the show. The peril and mild violence is a bit much to only have two out of five dots; I would mark it three dots if I did this review. There are some rescues and intense moments, Chase almost falls off of a tall height whilst trying to save Ryder who gets stuck in a building which collapsed. In addition, the film also contains some destructive action (glass breaks, explosions etc.) and infrequent very mild language (weiner etc.). I have to disagree with sex and profanity being marked as not present with no information. Firstly, the sex contains just two hits when Mayor Humdinger is seen without pants on (I would mark as not present, but put this note in the sex category). Secondly, there are a few very mild bad words (weiner, poop, etc.) and I would give this category one dot. I would also give the consumerism one or two dots as a character is briefly seen consuming a drink. I honestly think this film pushes the G age rating limits and borders on PG. My rating for this film would be PG for some mild peril and brief rude humor.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
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