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They're charming and small and live behind the wall. They're The Borrowers, tiny people whose big family adventure is filled with some of the most eye-popping effects ever seen on film. Based on the beloved classic novels by Mary Norton, and starring John Goodman, The Borrowers is a film treat to be enjoyed by people of all sizes!
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Rousing and inventive, The Borrowers is a delightfully spirited children's adventure.
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June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Charming adaptation with constant (but funny) perils.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the little people in this movie have a lot to fear from the "Beans," or humans, who are out to exterminate them. The tricks and traps can be painful to watch. There are also some gross-out moments (like when a Borrower falls into a pile of dog poop, or when a villain is drenched in liquid cheese). But the clever gadgets and great escapes will prove entertaining to tweens and even adults.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
Violence & Scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Family, Comedy, Fantasy
- Release Date:December 13, 1998
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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