Box art for Bands on the Run

Bands on the Run

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest

After accidentally falling off a truck, five rubber bands join together to make their way to the toy store and ultimately onto the wrists of three happy children!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 6
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

Issue-free animated adventure might stretch your patience.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bands on the Run is a boring story about five archetypal rubber band bracelets working together to make it to the big box store where they will surely find children who will love them and wear them on their wrists. The characters/rubber band bracelets -- a rock star, a television, a light bulb, a flower, an airplane, and a simple round bracelet -- never veer away from their character descriptions, and often say about what you'd expect them to say (i.e. "Let's rock," or "I'm flying!"). This simple tale and simpler animation might have some basic appeal for young kids, but this tale probably won't have much appeal for older kids and parents.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the six different main characters and how they stand apart from each other. Who are they, and what do they do?
  • Why do you think this movie was created? Who is the market? Is the movie designed to sell bracelets? What other movies have been made about consumer trends?