James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
  • PG
  • 1h 19m
  • 1996
Certified Fresh91%
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After the daring rescue of a spider, a young boy named James gains possession of some magic crocodile tongues. When James spills them in the garden, out sprouts an enormous peach! Climbing inside, he meets an astonishing cast of characters and embarks on a magical odyssey full of thrills and adventure. This classic story is delicious entertainment for the whole family!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh91%
Critics Consensus: The arresting and dynamic visuals, offbeat details and light-as-air storytelling make James and the Giant Peach solid family entertainment.
Reviews
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler
Fresh

A snappy, fun adaptation that entertains young viewers without speaking down to them.

June 25, 2017
New Yorker
Anthony Lane
Fresh

As a tribute to the cranky genius of Dahl, it's both fond and, in the best sense, fruitful.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Fabulous adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that in this adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic story, James and the Giant Peach, young James both loses his parents and is forced to live as a servant to abusive relatives. James risks his life in a trip across the ocean, and there's one particularly scary encounter with a toothy shark. The movie may inspire kids to build little hot air balloons with candles, as James does, and it may encourage bug-phobic kids to become even more enamored of their insect friends. It offers positive messages about friendship, acceptance, and facing your fears and has a strong role model in James, who's courageous in the face of difficulty.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:April 12, 1996
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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