Moana

Moana
Moana
  • PG
  • 1h 47m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh96%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes Moana, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: With a title character as three-dimensional as its lush animation and a story that adds fresh depth to Disney's time-tested formula, Moana is truly a family-friendly adventure for the ages.
Reviews
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

In the next election, can I just vote Disney?

June 25, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

An amiable new animated musical that speaks to the tween-princess-sleepover demographic while tapp...

June 25, 2017
San Diego Reader
Matthew Lickona
Rotten

This is Disney's way of having its formulaic cake and eating it, too: "We know what we're doing he...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Reader
Leah Pickett
Fresh

The narrative is a fairly predictable hero's journey -- Maui even calls her "The Chosen One" -- bu...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
Common Sense Says
Great characters, memorable music, some monsters/scares.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Moana is an animated Disney adventure about a Polynesian island chief's daughter who sets off on a quest to save her people. With Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson voicing demigod Maui and a score that features original music by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie should appeal to viewers of all ages. Scary, perilous scenes include run-ins with frightening, violent monsters (one made of lava, the other a giant crab) and with ocean storms and waves. Characters also go up against a ship full of adorable (but armed) coconut pirates, a character dies (offscreen), and a couple of male authority figures yell at Moana. There's also a bit of language along the lines of "butt" and "dumb." Otherwise, the movie should be fine for younger viewers, offering positive messages of self-discovery and empowerment. And Moana herself is a great role model, demonstrating perseverance, curiosity, and courage.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Family
  • Release Date:November 23, 2016
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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