Peter Rabbit movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There are some funny moments, especially for children. But yes the film is silly, dumb and is also NOT for sensitive kids. Most parents may not appreciate the content of this film.


An annoyed Thomas McGregor hatches numerous plans to prevent wildlife animals from entering his garden when a rebellious young rabbit named Peter and his friends try sneaking into his garden and eating the vegetables.

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Movie details

Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, James Corden
Writer: Rob Lieber, Will Gluck
Release Date (Australia): 22 March 2018
Runtime: 94 minutes/1h 34m
Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure
Country: Australia, USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

The film contains mild themes in the form of crude humour and a sense of peril and threat. There are also thematic elements such as a character having a heart attack and a comedic depiction of an allergic reaction.

Violence (PG)

The film features several scenes of slapstick violence including scenes depicting characters being punched, kicked and hit by objects.

Nudity (G)

A man’s upper buttocks are viewed in a comedic context.

Sex (G)

The film contains very mild sexual innuendo throughout.

mpaa rating

PG (for some rude humor and action)

Aussie boy's thoughts

They ruined the classic cartoons for everyone. Adults with get a chuckle at some moments and little kids will adore the slapstick humour, but the 2018 Peter Rabbit movie is a pesky, irritating and stupid family comedy. It relies on silly and goofy laughs that young children usually love, including slapstick and over-the-top conversations humour, but is also just pretty boring and pointless.

Of course a lot of credit goes to the fun CGI characters alongside their fantastic voice performances featuring James Corden, Daisy Ridley and Margot Robbie. The animated animal characters are excellent and will also attract children, but every human performance is really average. The talented stars just can’t manage to save the dumb, bland, familiar story.

For families, this animation-comedy will likely entertain and get laughs, but Peter Rabbit just tries too hard to be any good. In the end it’s just another pointless waste of time. Don’t bother unless you’re viewing it with your family of young children… but no sensitive children either!

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