Not recommended under 8, PG to 13 (Viol. Themes)
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|Children under 8||Due to the level of violence and scariness itu2019s not recommended for children under 8.|
|Children aged 8-13||Children 8-12 will need parental guidance to view this movie.|
|Children over the age of 13||Children over the age of 13 will be okay to watch this movie with or without parental guidance, depending on parentsu2019 interpretation of the contents.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Catch That Kid|
|Consumer advice lines:||Low level violence, Mature themes|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Maddy Phillips is a young girl with an adventurous spirit who loves wall climbing and longs to be like her father Tom, who used to be a climber but now runs a Go-Kart speedway for the local youths. Maddy’s mother, Molly, is head of a security firm that is installing a state of the art security system for the Harderbach bank which is run by mean spirited Mr Brisbane. Maddy’s two friends Austin and Gus are her loyal companions and together they spend a lot of time at the Go-Kart track. Gus’s older brother Chad races Go-Karts when he’s not working as a security guard at the Harderbach Bank together with megalomaniac Phil who prefers the use of savage guard dogs and the baton to high tech security.
One day Tom suddenly collapses and becomes paralysed from an injury he’d sustained during his climbing years. The distraught family is told that his only hope is experimental surgery that’s only performed in Denmark at the cost of $250,000. Molly approaches Brisbane for a loan but because the security system won’t be ready for the date he had insisted upon, he refuses. The bank manager, Mr. Hartmann, tries to intervene on Molly’s behalf but Brisbane is unmoveable.
Maddy decides to take matters into her own hands. She persuades her two friends to help her rob the bank which she insists she’ll pay back when she has the money. The threesome then come up with a bold scheme which involves Austin manipulating the electronic security system and the guard dogs, Gus fixing three ‘get away karts’ and Maddy scaling the 100 foot vault to reach the safe. Their plan seems doomed when Molly insists that Maddy baby-sits her baby brother Max on the night of the heist. Undeterred, Maddy takes Max along with her and the four children embark on a night of high suspense, danger and excitement.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Crime, serious injury
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including the following:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
As well as the above mentioned violent scenes there are some scary scenes in this movie including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above mentioned scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children in this age group could be concerned by the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Children in this age group would probably find this movie more suspenseful than scary, however they might be disturbed by the spider being set on fire.
None of concern.
In one scene the bank Manager, Mr. Hartmann is being seduced by a woman at a party. He takes her into his office where Austin and Max are hiding and Austin covers Max’s eyes while Hartmann and the woman are kissing.
Phil tells Chad to “take care of his privates” after he has hit him in the groin.
There is no nudity or sexual activity except Bart Simpson showing his bottom on TV.
There is alcohol at the party.
There is no coarse language.
The take home message is probably that it’s okay to rob a bank if it’s for a worthy cause.
Values parents may wish to encourage include:
Values parents may wish to discourage include:
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