Although classifications exist as guidelines, a G-rating doesn’t always guarantee that a movie won’t scare your child or leave a lasting negative impression.
Children under the age of seven are not always mature enough to be able to distinguish fantasy from reality. Every child responds to movies and other media in different ways. Some children can react by copying behaviour they see others act out. Others can develop unrealistic fears and phobias.
How our movie reviews can help you
Our reviews provide a more in-depth description of movie content than the standard rating system. They do this by looking at:
- violent material
- scenes that young children might find disturbing
- sexual references
- coarse language
- use of substances.
Each review also includes recommendations on suitable viewing ages, and some issues you could discuss with your child after watching the movie. All of this can help you talk to your children about things that might affect them in that movie.
Our movie reviewers
Qualified child development professionals review all movies rated G (general), PG (parental guidance recommended), and some M15+ (recommended for 15 years and over).