Mr Peabody & Sherman Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Mr Peabody & Sherman

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild themes and animated violence.

  • The pitch:

    You can teach an old dog new tricks.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Lauri Fraser, Guillaume Aretos, Patrice A. Musick, Ariel Winter, Karan Brar, Joshua Rush, Stephen Tobolowsky, Allison Janney, Dennis Haysbert, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Stanley Tucci, Lake Bell, Patrick Warburton, Mel Brooks

  • Directed by:

    Rob Minkoff

  • Running time:

    92 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are punched, pursued, near-strangled, near-beheaded, washed away, thrown through the air, bullied, bitten, hit with objects, tasered, poked, electric-shocked. School bullying, angry mob, explosions, plane (flying machine) crash. Sword-fighting, fencing. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Slaughter, disembowelment mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse (mummy), dismembered limb. Bite mark, intestines (drawing).

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Cleavage, naked baby, shirtless men/children.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (cocktails, wine bottles). Hypnosis.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Butt. Name-calling, teasing, mocking, bullying. Gender, cultural stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Time travel, adoption, child services, family, father-son relationships, school, genius, knowledge, science, the French Revolution, Marie Antoinette, the Reign of Terror, execution, fencing, famous historical people/events, ancient Egypt, Vincent Van Gogh, Albert Einstein, ancient Troy, Benjamin Franklin, Tutankhamen, Leonardo da Vinci, flying, Trojan Horse.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dogs, cow, horses. Snake statues. Lightning. Crab, quail eaten. Sewer matter, flatulence, references to bodily functions.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Sweet-natured, amusing, enjoyable, heart-warming, smart, funny, contemporary, brainy, winning, warm, lively, educational, cheerful, pleasant, polished. Witty script, clever tone, action-heavy, fine voice work, sprightly pace, inventive story, retro touches, vibrant visuals, richly detailed, good running gags/puns, stellar supporting cast, champions non-traditional families.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Far-fetched, predictable, sweet, strained, formulaic, mawkish, episodic. Drags in parts, saccharine ending, thin characterisation, potty humour, convoluted plot, historical references may be too sophisticated for children to understand.

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