Box art for Candleshoe


  • Rated G

children & family

A tomboy scams a nobleman to find a fortune in Spanish doubloons.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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common sense

ON for kids age 7
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
2 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
Violence & scariness
2 out of 5

Old-school Disney treasure hunt is fun but dated.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the main character is a sassy foster kid who vandalizes, shoplifts, and runs wild. She even participates in a con, lying to and manipulating the kind Lady St. Edmund. But ultimately, she turns around, and kids will get the happy ending they are hoping for.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why Casey refuses to touch or hold Lady St. Edmund's hand. What is she afraid of? What does trust mean in your family? When is it okay to trust people you hardly know? When should you be cautious?
  • Jodie Foster was a child star and a celebrity at a young age. How does celebrity change a kid? Conversely, how are kids affected by celebrities? Should celebrities be role models?
  • Casey is a kid who acts out in unproductive ways. Why does she do that? Have you ever been tempted to be destructive? What makes you want to break or vandalize things? How did you feel after you did something destructive? What could have been done differently?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 2
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Top Critic Reviews


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2005

Audience Reviews

5 stars

This one holds great memories for me. I love the cartoon that was either at the end or beginning too.

- 1980sgirl, Sunday, October 21, 2007

3 stars

I remember when I first saw this movie on the Disney channel. I was so young! I just watched it a few years back and still find it an adorable film. Jodie Foster was so young in this!!

- Shantelle, Thursday, March 22, 2007

4 stars

Candleshoe, is an unforgettable Disney classic from my childhood, with a likable cast, just like the screenplay that bring inspiration of pirates and modern thiefs. Great comedy to all family and lovers of this classic, the only problem of Candleshoe it's the romantic vision of upper class. Fresh.

- fb100002359227440, Saturday, July 28, 2012