Category: Live Action

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.

September 6, 2013


Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 06 Sep 2013

Austenland is every bit as silly as one ought expect from the previews (trailers). One might expect a bit more from Keri Russell and Jane Seymour (although not necessarily from Jennifer Coolidge), but Austenland is pure fluff, through and …

June 10, 2010


Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 10 Jun 2010

We were actually surprised by how much we liked Marmaduke the movie because, frankly, we didn’t expect to like it. There are some scenes that are a bit intense, and if you take a younger child to see …

February 1, 2010

The Spy Next Door

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 01 Feb 2010

It’s kind of hard to write a review of “The Spy Next Door” without saying up front that what you see is what you get. If you’ve seen the previews, then it should be obvious to you that this …

January 30, 2010

The Tooth Fairy

Filed under: Live Action,Movies - 30 Jan 2010

The Tooth Fairy is a movie that is heavy on message, and full of silly gags that give it several funny moments. That said, unfortunately they were unable to offset the “does this tutu make my butt look big”, …

December 28, 2009


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.

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 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 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, …


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 …

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