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 Captain Marvel (2019) Jo Berry It's not the best Marvel movie, but at the centre of it all is the terrific Larson, every inch the heroine we wanted her to be... EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Jo Berry As with Billy Elliot, where you didn't have to care about ballet to enjoy Billy's story, this is a joy whether you like wrestling or have never seen it before. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 Instant Family (2018) Jo Berry The film does touch on the difficult, testing and heart-breaking moments of having an instant family EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) Jo Berry Similar in tone to 80s movies like The Goonies and ET: The Extra Terrestrial, this is entertaining fare... but never quite funny or exciting enough to become a family classic EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Jo Berry Despite being visually impressive, the whole movie feels cold and uninvolving, while the plot seems borrowed from numerous other movies... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Jo Berry Any kids movie that references 2001: A Space Odyssey and Die Hard gets my vote... EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Jo Berry Too much time is spent on lesser characters like Ruffnut and Tuffnut when what we really want is more comedy, more Hiccup and Toothless, and more Hidden World stuff too... EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 Bumblebee (2018) Jo Berry It's the first since the original 1984 animated film to do what a Transformers movie is supposed to do - entertain kids of all ages, and grown-ups too. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2018
5/5 Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Jo Berry You wonder whether the long gap between movies was because everyone was waiting for Emily Blunt to be old enough to perform the role as you can't imagine anyone else as Mary. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
3/5 Aquaman (2018) Jo Berry It's as splashy, action-packed and utterly bonkers as you'd expect a story about a fishy fella who can save the world would be. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Jo Berry Best of all are the visuals, which are so rich, bright and stylised that your eyes and brain will need time to adjust and your jaw will be dropped from the first scene... EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
2/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Jo Berry We can't even talk about the scene where, in the middle of the action, the hero wanders off just so he can steal a nice new jacket. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
4/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Jo Berry ...the scene featuring the princesses dispelling their girly pre-Me Too-era images is worth the price of admission alone. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
3/5 The Christmas Chronicles (2018) Jo Berry White-haired and bearded, clad in a sweeping red leather coat and biker gloves, one of Hollywood's most likeable actors becomes the coolest movie Santa of all time... EDIT
Posted Nov 24, 2018
2/5 Nativity Rocks! (2018) Jo Berry This is aimed at 7 to 9 year old kids who like middle of the road rock music and poo jokes, and brings bad tidings for anyone in the cinema who falls outside that demographic. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Jo Berry The promotional campaign asks audiences to 'protect the secrets', but you'll be so focused on working out who means what to whom that you won't remember half of them anyway. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Jo Berry Aimed at young kids - there's nothing too bad about this Grinch to upset them, even if his heart is two sizes too small - this nevertheless has plenty to enjoy for grown-ups. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Jo Berry While it looks impressive it lacks the charm, warmth and magic you'd expect from the story of a whimsical land populated by the Mouse King and the Sugar Plum Fairy. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
5/5 The Hate U Give (2018) Jo Berry Unforgettable thanks to a superb central performance from Amandla Stenberg EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2018
3/5 Smallfoot (2018) Jo Berry Not as smartly funny as animated movies like The Lego Movie or Disney/Pixar's output, but there is a warmth and sweetness here that should appeal to younger children EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
2/5 Venom (2018) Jo Berry A symbiote v symbiote fight looks like two oil slicks merging and is just as tedious... EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/5 Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) Jo Berry You have to wonder whether this family film really is aimed at parents and their kids when the first line spoken in the entire movie is 'Oh, bollocks.' EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2018
4/5 The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018) Jo Berry Parents should be warned that about two-thirds in, it becomes less funny and instead gets pretty dark. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
3/5 Christopher Robin (2018) Jo Berry Best enjoyed by nostalgic adults who fondly remember the stories, rather than little viewers who are discovering Pooh and friends for the first time. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2018
4/5 Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (2018) Jo Berry A fascinating, heart-warming and enjoyably educational movie that's a great, moving introduction to the War To End All Wars for younger children. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2018
4/5 Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Jo Berry This feature length version stays true to the show while actually improving on it. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
4/5 Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Jo Berry It is silly, but after the far more dramatic Avengers: Infinity War, it's a welcome light relief. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Jo Berry It's breathtaking stuff that not only demands a second viewing (and a follow up) but also confirms Tom Cruise as the true Hollywood action star that he deserves to be. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2018
2/5 Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (2018) Jo Berry Colourful and cute in places, but grown-up fans of the older series will mourn for the days of Ringo Starr's voiceover... and the quaintness of Sodor EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
3/5 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Jo Berry The movie is completely stolen by Cher... It's just a huge shame she doesn't arrive until the final scenes of the film and her character isn't given much of a story. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2018
4/5 Incredibles 2 (2018) Jo Berry A true family movie that really does have something for all ages. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
2/5 Skyscraper (2018) Jo Berry A movie that just about manages to coast by on Johnson's likeability and some flashy effects but not much else. EDIT
Posted Jul 16, 2018
3/5 Patrick (2018) Jo Berry A family romcom that's so British and old-fashioned each cinema ticket should come with a cup of tea and a scone. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
3/5 Ploey: You Never Fly Alone (2018) Jo Berry Little viewers will enjoy this prettily animated tale... EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2018
4/5 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Jo Berry Deliciously daft and ridiculously entertaining... the adventure is like a Greatest Hits of Jurassic Park. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
1/5 The Little Vampire (2017) Jo Berry It never really gets off the ground, and certainly doesn't do Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's beloved books justice. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
2/5 Show Dogs (2018) Jo Berry Imagine Miss Congeniality with paws and you've pretty much got the plot of this forgettable animal comedy adventure. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Jo Berry It may not be one of the best Star Wars movies, but viewed as a sci-fi summer blockbuster, it's a blast. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2018
3/5 Sherlock Gnomes (2018) Jo Berry A sweet but bland diversion for little ones that doesn't offend but won't exactly enthrall anyone either. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 Lean on Pete (2017) Jo Berry The cinematography is stunning, from the shots of a boy & his horse against the open spaces of the mid-West to the dusty, drab and somehow desperate-looking rural racecourses. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2018
5/5 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Jo Berry A glorious, shocking, edge-of-the-seat adventure that boasts one of Marvel's best-ever villains ... perfectly played by Brolin and mesmerising from the first frame until the last. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2018
3/5 Every Day (2018) Jo Berry A sweet and quirky love story with shades of Groundhog Day and Big that subtly touches on identity, personality, and love being more than skin deep. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/5 Rampage (2018) Jo Berry A silly but enjoyable monster-bashing action movie starring our favourite mighty-muscled hero. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 I Kill Giants (2017) Jo Berry Madison Wolfe gives a stunning central performance as the wounded, scared and angry outcast EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 Wonderstruck (2017) Jo Berry A thoughtful movie about children, family, and love that will stay with you long after the end credits. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2018
5/5 Love, Simon (2018) Jo Berry Simon's fears, feelings, relationships and traumas are all real and feel true, and are portrayed in an entertaining, infectious and charming way. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2018
4/5 Ready Player One (2018) Jo Berry Spielberg creates two distinct worlds - the brightly-coloured, neon lit OASIS and the dull, bleak 'real world' - and has tremendous fun playing in both of them. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2018
3/5 A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Jo Berry Reminiscent of movies like The Wizard Of Oz and Labyrinth, this is an enjoyable fantastical sci-fi adventure for older kids, even if it isn't a perfect one. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 The Cat From Outer Space (1978) Jo Berry Deliciously silly stuff. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/5 Tomb Raider (2018) Jo Berry An enjoyable, if somewhat forgettable, romp that owes a lot to the Indiana Jones movies but sadly lacks enough of the wit and excitement of them. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2018