The Incredibles

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

age 7+

Top-notch, action-packed fun for the entire family.

PG 2004 105 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 115 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 229 reviews

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age 8+

Depends on the kid

This movie is fantastic. It is honestly one of the best movies I have ever seen. I have always been annoyed about hollywoods garbage they make for kids. Children can understand complex plots, you don’t have to dumb it down to a mind-numbing degree. Pixar has always been great with making good kids movies but they really outdid themselves here. It tells a very mature and real story, has action that pulls no punches, and is great for pretty much the whole family. It’s really a must watch. But for kids it is ok but around the beginning a man tries to commit suicide by jumping off a building. He gets saved but it’s still pretty dark. But that’s too small a thing to keep you from experiencing this movie. Skip it if you have to, you won’t be disappointed.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
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age 10+

My 7-year-old ended up in tears

We're pretty careful with our sensitive kiddo, but he's nearing eight and doing OK with more suspenseful things and thought to give it a try. My husband looked at the rating here but didn't read the reviews (I wish we had)! I was shocked at the raw violence (shooting) and the suicide attempt. We ended up turning it off and my son ended up in tears, clearly upset and frightened. It's an entertaining movie and there are some laughs, but I think there's a lot of useless violence for a kids movie.

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2 people found this helpful.

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