Category: Movies

Family movie reviews for parents, by parents. Crunchy Reviews provides parental movie reviews for kids being raised by parents who care what their children are exposed to. Parent movie reviews, by parents as concerned as you; movie reviews children and their parents can rely on to help them avoid content that is inappropriate for their family.

December 28, 2009

Inkheart

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 28 Dec 2009

The movie Inkheart, which is shockingly rated ‘PG’, should be rated at least PG-13. It is goulish, and gruesome, with slavery, weapons, violence, and monsters galore.

The Princess and the Frog

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 28 Dec 2009

Why is it that Disney insists on always, always, always killing off one of their main characters in just about every children’s movie? As if children’s feelings aren’t jerked around enough just by the fact of growing and learning, …

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 28 Dec 2009

We were really looking forward to seeing Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, and for the most part we weren’t disappointed. However there are some scenes that were entirely inappropriate, and language that was disappointing, neither of which were …

November 26, 2009

Old Dogs

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 26 Nov 2009

The mainstream reviews of Old Dogs, starring Robin Williams and John Travolta, have been extremely mixed. This is a movie that reviewers either really don’t like, or really do. Put us in the latter camp.

November 20, 2009

Planet 51

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 20 Nov 2009

I liked Planet 51 much more than I’d imagined that I would. In fact, we’re going to see it again tomorrow, and I am looking forward to it. That said, I wouldn’t take a child of below 9 …

November 1, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 01 Nov 2009

I had high hopes for the movie Where the Wild Things Are, as the previews were awesome. So, sadly, we were really disappointed – the movie was much darker (thematically, not illumination-wise) then I’d expected, and it left me …

September 21, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Filed under: Animated,Movies - 21 Sep 2009

We had really looked forward to this movie. The book Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is an old family favorite, which we’ve read – repeatedly – with both of our children. From the previews, we know that …

September 2, 2009

Aliens in the Attic

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 02 Sep 2009

Aliens in the Attic has a funny gimmick: aliens using video game controllers to control humans (they first have to shoot a mind control plug into the back of the human’s neck, and it only works on adults). Unfortunately, …

Shorts

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 02 Sep 2009

Shorts was pretty much exactly what you’d expect from the previews (whether you think that’s a plus or a negative), with the added layer of a contrivance that we – including the child with us, found really annoying: the …

February 4, 2009

Bedtime Stories

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 04 Feb 2009

I was absolutely disgusted by Bedtime Stories, a movie that I had been told by someone whose judgement I (once) trusted, was completely appropriate.

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