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Herbie: Fully Loaded Review

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  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

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    USA Today Mike Clark

    Though not much of a movie, Loaded probably will bring fleeting satisfaction to audiences who don't know Dean Jones from Spike Jones.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie is pretty cornball. Little kids would probably enjoy it, but their older brothers and sisters will be rolling their eyes, and their parents will be using their iPods.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Herbie: Fully Loaded is, pure and simple, a children's film.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The movie is pleasant but unspectacular, and at times it borders on being too cute.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    For those newbies, this update, starring peppery Disney re-do queen Lindsay Lohan as wannabe car racer Maggie Peyton, is as serviceable an introduction as any to the notion of a sentient set of wheels.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Kids may enjoy it; most parents will snooze.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes images potentially disturbing for small children during a demolition derby, when a monster truck targets Herbie the car, and slight sexual innuendo concerning Herbie's interest in an apparently female yellow Volkswagen (his antenna goes "erect" at the sight of her, an allusion that will likely go right over the head of the youngest kids). There are many brand-name logos present.

  • Families can talk about Maggie's repeated lies to her father concerning her racing. How could she have achieved her goals without lying? How might her father have been less rigid about rejecting her desire to race? How is his resistance based on the idea that her brother can race, but a girl should not? Families might also talk about the cheating by the champion driver and his punishment (he's designated "crazy" and carted off in an ambulance, even though his belief that the car is "out to get him" is technically correct).

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Girl lies to her father, villain cheats, car squirts liquids on opponents.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence and scariness: Cars crash; a slightly scary demolition derby.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Boy car has a crush on a girl car; girl kisses boyfriend at end.

  • language false0

    Language: A character complains about "busting his butt."

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: NASCAR is all about commercial endorsement logos.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue