Movies4Kids

Movies4Kids is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jo Berry
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Luca (2021) Jo Berry It may not have the belly laughs or excitement of a Finding Nemo or Toy Story... but it is nonetheless a delightful and likeable film. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2021
4/5 Cruella (2021) Jo Berry ...this twist on the Dodie Smith novel is punk rock meets The Devil Wears Prada, as if it was imagined by Batman's Tim Burton. EDIT
Posted May 27, 2021
3/5 Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) Jo Berry The story is fast paced with lots of silly slapstick humour for little ones, and some knowingly humorous nods for captive grown-ups EDIT
Posted May 20, 2021
4/5 The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) Jo Berry A goofy treat for kids of all ages and a hilarious delight for grown-ups - it's one of the first 'must-see' family movies of 2021 EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2021
3/5 Flora and Ulysses (2020) Jo Berry This is a fuzzy, pleasing little diversion for families featuring some enjoyable performances, sweet jokes and with an adorable squirrel at its fluffy heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
3/5 Greenland (2020) Jo Berry Butler's a believably imperfect dad and husband who navigates the entertainingly improbably events of the movie with tongue firmly in cheek EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
3/5 School's Out Forever (2021) Jo Berry ...does a fair job of borrowing elements from Lord Of The Flies, Shaun Of The Dead and Red Dawn and wraps them in a fast-paced package that is often enjoyably dark EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
4/5 Dragon Rider (2019) Jo Berry The film does capture the fun and adventure of the book, and is a briskly paced, enjoyable animated adventure that should charm dragon fans EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2021
2/5 Twist (2021) Jo Berry You get the impression Owen has watched Guy Ritchie's Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels a lot, but not enough to capture the fun of that film anywhere in his own movie EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2021
3/5 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Jo Berry Cracking entertainment with a message of hope and wanting a better tomorrow... EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2020
2/5 The Craft: Legacy (2020) Jo Berry This 2020 movie attempts to recreate The Craft's magic but surprisingly fails to capture any of the fun, or frights, of the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
4/5 Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) Jo Berry ...this is a seasonal treat for all ages that really lifts the spirits in every scene. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
3/5 The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020) Jo Berry Watching real-life partners Russell and Hawn on screen is always a treat, and they both look like they are having tons of fun amongst the animated elves and CGI reindeer. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
3/5 Black Beauty (2020) Jo Berry It's all covered in a huge dollop of sentimentality, but that doesn't stop the movie from often being sweet and rather lovely EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020
3/5 A Christmas Gift From Bob (2020) Jo Berry Luke Treadaway once again gives a thoughtful, sweet performance as James, and Bob the cat is simply adorable, and the main reason to watch. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/5 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (2020) Jo Berry It's Reeves's wise, baffling and rather wonderful Sage that steals the movie, and it is his brief performance that gives this some moments of awesomeness EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/5 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Jo Berry It's Hathaway who steals the show (and makes the movie) as the Grand High Witch, bringing just the right balance of camp and menace, meanness and glamour to the part. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
3/5 The Secret Garden (2020) Jo Berry Fans of the novel won't be impressed with the changes to the story that focus on spectacle rather than the book's core theme of children discovering friendship and healing EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
3/5 Max Winslow and the House of Secrets (2019) Jo Berry ...this romps along with some nice twists and turns and makes good use of its low budget special effects. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2020
1/5 Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! (2020) Jo Berry ...Throw in a script that seems to have had all humour and adventure removed with a pooper scooper, and you're left with a dull animal movie for little ones EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
3/5 The Elfkins: Baking A Difference (2020) Jo Berry Perfectly aimed at the youngest of audiences, this is a bright, fun German cartoon that features cute characters and a brisk, simple to follow storyline. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 I Am Greta (2020) Jo Berry This documentary brings together many of the inspiring moments of her journey so far, emphasising how important her cause is and documenting how determined she is to see it through. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
3/5 Over the Moon (2020) Jo Berry ... this begins as a beautifully animated, sad story of a child coping with grief and loss and then becomes something wildly different EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
4/5 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Jo Berry In 2020, this is the kind of joyous, daft, funny and stupid (in the best way) cinematic adventure we all need. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2020
2/5 The New Mutants (2020) Jo Berry ...this feels like a missed opportunity - if it had just been more tense with more superhero/mutant stuff it may have breathed some fresh life into the X-Men franchise. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2020
4/5 Mulan (2020) Jo Berry The theme of being true to yourself shines through, and there is much to enjoy even if the movie doesn't quite have the emotional pull to provoke laughter and tears. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/5 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Jo Berry It's reminiscent of classic Disney family movies like Homeward Bound, and has the same sweet tone that should tug at the heartstrings of both kids and adults. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/5 100% Wolf (2020) Jo Berry While this movie's plot owes a hefty debt to films ranging from The Lion King to Hotel Transylvania, it romps along from the opening to the end credits EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2020
3/5 SCOOB! (2020) Jo Berry Appealing both to the sentimental parent who grew up with Scoob and his pals, and young kids who are being introduced to the Mystery Inc gang for the first time. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2020
2/5 Artemis Fowl (2020) Jo Berry Judi Dench (sporting a bouffant that's almost as scary as her feline costume in Cats) and Josh Gad seem to have been told to act as if they are in panto. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/5 StarDog and TurboCat (2019) Jo Berry Likeable rather than memorable, but worth a look for junior fans of animal adventures like Zootropolis and PAW Patrol. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2020
3/5 The Willoughbys (2020) Jo Berry With a nicely twisted sense of humour that will appeal to adults and kids... this charms thanks to the quirky plot, sprightly pacing and bright animation EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2020
3/5 Trolls World Tour (2020) Jo Berry ...you can't help but be charmed by the cute trolls, the vivid, feelgood animation and the sweet, easy to follow, song-packed storyline. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2020
4/5 The Journey of Natty Gann (1985) Jo Berry This is an interesting history lesson wrapped up in a coming-of-age story that should fascinate boys and girls and grown-ups alike. Darker than your average Disney family movie, this is a little gem. EDIT
Posted Mar 30, 2020
3/5 My Spy (2020) Jo Berry In so many movies like this, it is an irritating child actor that spoils everything, but Chloe Coleman is incredibly likeable and possesses some great comic timing, too EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2020
4/5 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Jo Berry Fast, frenetic, colourful and packed with flashbacks and enough momentary diversions to make your head spin... EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
2/5 Dolittle (2020) Jo Berry This 2020 movie is the first version of Dr Dolittle to feature a dragon having a set of bagpipes removed from her posterior. And that's not a recommendation. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2020
5/5 Little Women (2019) Jo Berry If the movie is writer/director Greta Gerwig's creation (with much acclaim to cinematographer Yorick Le Saux), the person that has given it true life is Saorise Ronan. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2020
3/5 Spies in Disguise (2019) Jo Berry A fun, enjoyable animated adventure for kids too young to see the latest James Bond film. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
1/5 Cats (2019) Jo Berry How could anyone have hoped the film version would be a masterpiece when the stage musical it is based on is pretty dreadful? EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2019
4/5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Jo Berry There is a lot to love here, especially if you are a fan of the original trilogy... EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
4/5 Frozen II (2019) Jo Berry An animated movie that touches on royal politics and the sins of the past may puzzle little ones hoping for a reprise of 'Do You Want To Build A Snowman' EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/5 Playmobil: The Movie (2019) Jo Berry It's so much like a feature-length advert you'll be surprised the prices don't flash up on the screen while you are watching. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
3/5 The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019) Jo Berry Some of the jokes and musical references are eye-wincingly obvious and the gags hit and miss, but when it works, especially in the latter half, it's pretty funny and likeable. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
2/5 Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans (2019) Jo Berry The only giggles here are provided by Lee Mack as a Roman officer dreaming of home, and a daft 'Farticus' joke, as everything else falls very flat... EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
3/5 The Lion King (2019) Jo Berry ...it's decidedly odd when an animal that looks like it could have you for its dinner starts singing 'Hakuna Matata'. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2019
2/5 The Queen's Corgi (2019) Jo Berry Rex is nearly sexually assaulted by the Trumps' own corgi, leading him to launch himself onto Mr Trump, biting down on his nether regions. You don't get that in Toy Story. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2019
4/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Jo Berry A perfect, easy on the eye and brain summer movie... EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
4/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Jo Berry Pixar's writers know how to stir our emotions (even when we try hard not to cry, they get us every time). EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Jo Berry ...all the flashy weapons, cool modes of transport and star power can't cover up for a lacklustre script and a plot that could have been written on the back of a napkin. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019