The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story
The Neverending Story
  • PG
  • 1h 34m
  • 1984
Fresh80%
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A lonely young boy with a love of books becomes drawn into a timeless world of fabulous creatures--a world that only he can save from certain destruction--as he discovers that he is the hero of The Neverending Story.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Fresh80%
Critics Consensus: A magical journey about the power of a young boy's imagination to save a dying fantasy land, The NeverEnding Story remains a much-loved kids adventure.
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Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

A marvelously realized flight of pure fantasy.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Verina Glaessner
Fresh

A fairytale of the very best kind.

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Boy bibliophile becomes part of fantasy tale.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while the overall message of The NeverEnding Story, which encourages children to become lovers of books, is a positive one, the scary adventures that take place in the film will scare very young children. The faceless "Nothing" sets out to destroy the land of Fantasia, and while the hero of the film has no weapons (at least until the story's end), he does engage in a bloody clash with one of the Nothing's emissaries. Other potentially upsetting incidents involve a steamrolling monster, bullies throwing a child into a Dumpster, and a beloved horse being sucked into a swamp.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:July 20, 1984
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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