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The Rugrats Movie

anime & animation, children & family, comedy

Based on the popular Nickelodeon TV series Rugrats, this is the first full-length feature animated movie to star the little tots.

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common sense

ON for kids age 4
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

Kids will love movie based on TV show, but parents may not.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this film mirrors the TV series in content, and Rugrats cooperate and (usually) support each other.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Tommy's concerns about his new baby brother, Dylan, and how Tommy, though frustrated, cares for his brother when they are lost. They should also be sensitive to any signs that children are scared when the babies are separated from their parents, though most will be very reassured by the way the Rugrats cooperate and (usually) support each other.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 17
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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: The pleasant surprise is that the film is a delight.

- Anita Gates, New York Times, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Fresh: Diaper-loads of fun.

- Chris Gore, Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: An embarrassingly juvenile production that would seem more at home in the midst of Saturday morning cartoons than on a big screen.

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

3 stars

"She's having a baby not a gefilte fish" - I was almost rolling on the floor laughing loudly when hearing this dialogue. This is exactly like the one shown on Nickelodeon.

- 3niR, Monday, June 7, 2010

3 stars

It's hilarious, and it captures the originality and humor of the series on Nickelodeon.

- adfill7, Wednesday, June 14, 2006

4 stars

The first big screen outing for the Rugrats is surprisingly a decent effort. The characters are well defined like the show, and its a lot of fun from start to finish. It never feels too stretched either.

- lovedjay, Thursday, June 8, 2006