Spy Kids

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Just the right combination of fantasy and comedy.

PG 2001 88 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 75 reviews

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age 6+

I liked this movie as a kid but it’s painful to watch as an adult

I was about 11 or 12 when this movie came out and I remember that I liked it back then. It came on TV recently so I watched it for old times sake. It. Has. Not. Aged. Well. At. All. Very strange plot line involving a “toy craze” used to brain wash children. The acting isn’t good. The CGI is so dated that there are modern made for TV movies that look better. Kids might enjoy it but it’s not enjoyable for adults (or at least for me). It’s just another mindless childhood movie.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
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age 13+

Creepy factor terrified my kids

Common sense media is my bible for movie watching with my kids. I’m baffled how this movie got such a young age rating. My almost 12 year old who has seen some scary stuff and has been unaffected by it wanted to stop watching because the cartoonish characters were so creepy. He literally covered his eyes and wouldn’t stay in his room at bedtime. He had nightmares from this and woke me up in the middle of the night. He hasn’t done that in over 6 years. Both my kids were also uncomfortable with the passion between the parents. No sex, but the scene leading up to kisses was too much for them. It’s a cute movie, but the cool gadgets are overwhelmed by the bad guys at every turn making it a bit stressful to watch.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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