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G-Force Review

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3.0

Dave White Profile

Needs more scenes of guinea pigs breakdancing. Read full review

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  • 3.0
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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    G-Force is unlikely to keep anyone older than 10 on the edge of his seat, and the bathroom humor may annoy adults. But the message of unity, while unoriginal, is consistently sweet.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The first 3-D film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer turns out to be similar to 2-D projects from the same noise-making producer--heavy on action scenes and heavy, too, on message.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Toward the end, G-Force starts making no sense at all, neither tonally or narratively. It may not matter to the target audience, though the look on my son's face when it was over was pure Buster Keaton. He says he liked it well enough. Me, a little less.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    There's seldom a dull moment -- but nor are there any that allow viewers young or old to invest in its elite team of furry characters to any satisfying or lasting degree despite the presence of an energetic voice cast.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A pleasant, inoffensive 3-D animated farce about a team of superspy gophers.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

3-D adventure is funny ... if you're a first grader.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this 3-D adventure is sure to attract kids who can't resist talking animals, high-stakes action, and a hefty dose of silly gags and potty humor (especially a constantly farting guinea pig). Expect lots of action and some peril; the villain turns home appliances into killer robots, and there's a disturbing/sad reference to a character who might have been killed by a garbage truck (but it's not confirmed). Language includes mild insults like "stupid" and "dumb" and comments about how "hot" the female guinea pig is.

  • Families can talk about the movie's potty humor. Is it funny or too crude? Why do so many movies for kids amp up that kind of joke?

  • Also, the movie's violence stems from a character's desire for vengeance. What lesson does he learn in the end?

The good stuff
  • educationalvalue true1

    Educational value: A couple of lessons about teamwork and friendship.

  • message true2

    Messages: The G-Force works as a team to accomplish their missions, evenafter they discover they aren't really "genetically engineered" super-animals.The villain also realizes that not all humans are evil and repents for hiswrongdoing.

  • rolemodels true2

    Role models: The G-Force teammates are brave and willing to act selflessly for the good of the country. On the flip side, a couple of characters are greedy and/or want to cause harm on a massive scale -- but they're also shown as being clearly in the wrong.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence and scariness: Although no one actually dies, there's a scene in which an animal character seems to be swallowed up by a garbage truck; he's later referred to as dead. Lots of action involving covert missions to break into a home, secure important information from a target, and a high-octane car chase. The movie's climax involves weaponized appliances that turn into evil, Transformers-like robots bent on destruction. At one point, a lighter sets a flatulent guinea pig's behind on fire.

  • sex false2

    Sexy stuff: The male guinea pigs all flirt with Juarez, and there are discussions of her being "hot" and whether she's "interested" in the guys. She talks about "guys" on Facebook, and the relationship jokes continue throughout the movie.

  • language false2

    Language: Mild insults like "dumb," "stupid," "farty," "ugly," etc., plus other phrases that some may find inappropriate -- like "pimp my ride," "shut up," "look at my butt," "hot girlfriend," etc. There's also a use of "oh my God" and a good bit of scatological humor regarding one flatulent character.

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: A reference to "Barbie" and quick glimpses of cars and computers (including a shot of a Facebook page), but nothing overt.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not applicable

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