ChildCare Action Project:
Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP)
Entertainment Media Analysis Report
Black Beauty (1994)
CAP Score: 96
CAP ID: 0.07
Thomas A. Carder
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Black Beauty was a fine family movie. Only a couple places would need parental guidance. In particular, a carnival flame-spitter may influence some impressionable children into trying it. Also risky for a child needing self-esteem, an adolescent in the movie ran into a burning barn to rescue a horse. Trained professional firefighters would likely not do that, so movies should not protray child herosim using wreckless abondon. While only one case of Drugs/Alcohol was noted in public drunkenness, two examples of Offense to God were noted in an old bitter woman calling one of her servants an "incompetent fool" and in the use of God's name in vain.
The ChildCare Action Project findings for Black Beauty are as follows.
Black Beauty was realitvely "tame." Except for a smattering of Wanton Violence/Crime, Impunity/Hate, and Offense to God, the movie was safe for all ages. The movie was an outstanding success at keeping sex and murder out!
Additional reviews of this movie may be located at Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama.
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