Arthur and the Invisibles

2006 PG 1h 42m DVD

Arthur and the Invisibles

2006 PG 1h 42m DVD
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Ten-year-old Arthur discovers a world of tiny people living in the backyard of his home, which is slated for demolition. A cryptic message leads Arthur to the mini community, where he searches for a rumored treasure in an effort to save his house.
Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Doug Rand, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Penny Balfour, Adam LeFevre, Robert De Niro, Snoop Dogg, David Bowie, David Suchet, Robert Dauney, Ezra Knight, Jimmy Fallon, Harvey Keitel, Chazz Palminteri, Emilio Estevez
Luc Besson
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this animated-live action film is muddled and a bit hectic. The movie's two realms feature two villains: a developer who wants to take Grandma's land and an underground bully who threatens to enslave the tiny, perky Minimoys. There's some stereotyping: A working-class mother worries that she's abandoned her son, African warriors appear only to help a white boy have an adventure, the girl Minimoy has pink hair, etc. The movie is based on series of children's books by director Luc Besson.

Sexual Content

Some flirting between Arthur and Princess Selenia.


Some banging around and crashing into things as the Minimoys travel through tunnels and the lawn; evil Maltazard threatens to enslave the Minimoys and sics buzzing bugs on them ("divebombing" and swooping, some sense of "menace" in the music); Arthur's descent into the Minimoys' underground is stressful (fast, loud); African warriors initially appear as looming shadows with spears; Arthur must wield the "sword of power" a flood threatens Minimoys.


"Royal pain in my keister," "butt."

Social Behavior

Arthur doses his grandmother with sleeping drops so he can sneak after the treasure; Maltazard is villainous; mean developer wants grandmother's home; Arthur's mother worries that, in their absence, she and her husband are "horrible parents" stereotyping of black/"Rasta" characters; minor gender stereotyping (girl Minimoy has pink hair, though she's also tough and brave).


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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