PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE – A Review by John Strange

PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE – A Review by John Strange

When you want to properly review a film aimed at kids, it’s best to sit down in the theater on a Saturday morning with a huge crowd of youngsters.  This is how I watched Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie.

I knew nothing about this story before walking into the theater.  These cute pups and their leader, 10-year-old Ryder (Finn Lee-Epp) (, are the protectors of Adventure City.  Victoria “Vee” Vance (Taraji P. Henson), yes, a mad scientist, causes a strange meteor to fall in the city. 

Out of the meteor comes crystals that give the members of the patrol special powers, each related to their specialties.  The rapid-fire action of the film revolves around Vee and her henchman, Mayor Humdinger (Don Pardo), as they steal the crystals and do their best to create chaos in the city with the pups doing their best to stop them.

And, of course, as the Paw Patrol are the heroes of this story, we know that the good guys will win, and the bad guys will end up in handcuffs.

This series is great.  The characters are likable and have great teaching qualities that give the kids who watch the movie (or the TV shows) lessons on all sorts of subjects that they can take into their lives. 

I had as good a time watching the movie as the kids did (I think).  It was a fun way to spend a Saturday morning!


Director: Cal Brunker

Cast: Finn Lee-Epp, Ron Pardo, Mckenna Grace, Christian Convery, Taraji P. Henson, Marsai Martin, Kingsley Marshall, Callum Shoniker, Nylan Parthipan

MPAA Rating: PG (for mild action/peril)

Selig Rating: 5 Stars

Runtime: 88 Min.

Release Date: 09/29/2023

Local Release Locations: AMC NorthPark 15, Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands, LOOK Cinemas – Northwest Highway, Studio Movie Grill-Dallas, Regal UA Galaxy Theatre & ScreenX – Dallas, Cinemark Dallas XD and IMAX, AMC DINE-IN Mesquite 30, Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley, AMC Village on the Parkway 9, AMC Irving Mall 14

Language: English

Movie Site: PAW PATROL: THE MIGHTY MOVIE Official Site



The Selig Rating Scale:

5 Stars – Excellent movie/show, well worth the time and price.

4 Stars – Good movie/show

3 Stars – OK movie/show

2 Stars – Well, there was nothing else…

1 Star – Total waste of time.

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