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Mr. Peabody & Sherman Synopsis
A time-traveling dog and his boy meet some of history's greatest characters.
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The Telegraph

By David Gritten
It’s sweet-natured and amusing, with a story to captivate kids; yet the script has enough witty touches to keep adults laughing too.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Things drag, here and there. But kids will dig the slapstick, the talking dog and giggle at what flies out of the Sphinx’s butt, or drops...
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Loaded with improbable cultural references (Sherman totes a Stephen Hawking lunchbox and uses words like “eponymous”), I fear Mr. Peabody...
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75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
In the film’s sharpest visual sequence, they land in ancient Egypt, with the filmmakers entertainingly cribbing from “Indiana Jones” and...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has a cool, midcentury-modern look (dog and boy live in a populuxe Manhattan penthouse) and a voice cast that may not be A-list but fits the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is a whip-smart, consistently funny and good-natured film with some terrific voice performances and one of the most...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Parents will get the historical jokes but are unlikely to be amused; kids won’t get them, but might laugh anyway.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Lively, educational and intermittently amusing. The fun, however, grows strained and formulaic as the movie goes on.
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60

Total Film

Despite top-notch visuals and versatile voice-work from Ty Burrell’s (Modern Family) doting doggy dad and Alison Janney’s monstrous social...
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60

Variety

By Guy Lodge
The narrative’s time-travel element allows for plenty of fluffy, fleet-footed action.
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A total delight!

By Dcymbr
Honors the original. We laughed out loud several times. It's an overall feel good movie that will be appreciated even by those who didn't grow up with the unique Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman who...

Mr Peabody and Sherman

By nerosmom
If you grew up with Rockie and his friends this movie is a nice reminder. Some of the humor was above the young children's heads but it is still a good movie for them. My grandchildren enjoyed and...

Mr. Peabody and Sherman By Sophia Smith a first grader

By melunasmith
Mr. Peabody invented the first way back. The way back can go as far in time as you want to go. Mr. Peabody and Sherman and Penny go back in time to ancient Egypt and they meet Kin Tutt. They meet the...

Goodish family fun

By LaurenB838
Full disclosure: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" was bound to have an uphill battle with me. As a long-time fan of the original TV show, I was skeptical that even Dreamworks could pull this one off. But...

Something for everyone

By jmudukes83
Although the movie started out slow, it picked up steam about 1/4 of the way in to it. Stick with it because it is worth it! There is definitely a layer of "funny" that will appeal to adults...

mr peobody and sherman

By mitchellkcm
my eight year old son and i thoroughly enjoyed the movie. i was a big fan of mr peobody from his bullwinkle days so was inclined to like the movie. plot is a little more complex than the original...

Such a cute movie!

By gayle206
Kids and all the adults that went loved it. Great movie! Have to say much better than The Lego Movie. Even kids said they want to see this again over the Lego Movie....

SO cute!!

By kellyckelly
Absolutely loved this movie! Lots of action, sweet storyline with many good messages, taught my kids some history in a fun way, and most of all we laughed a lot! Sherman is the cutest animated...

Fun for all ages!

By awkuester
My grandkids had this movie #1 on their "to see" list! Being the doting grandmom that I am, LOL, we went last night. WOW, what a movie. Educational, fun, full of life lessons regarding issues...

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

By albivens
Not the best or most positive adoption story but the story line is cute and offers conversations starter with kids about being kind, not all families are created equal, and why bullying is NEVER ok!...

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Rated PG | For some mild action and brief rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Punny time-travel adventure with lots of comic peril.
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EDUCATIONAL VALUE
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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