As a movie “The Treasure of the Painted Forest” has it good points and bad points. Let me mention the positive points first, as it takes a look at friendships, fairness, good sportsmanship and nature and in addition by the end everything turns out okay. Then there is the other side of this movie which includes the name calling and disrespectful attitudes of others and, unfortunately, it becomes a mainstay of the movie. I think that the movie makers tried to make this a slapstick kind of comedy but it falls short in so many ways, at least for me. So with this warning being given, it has enough good points to still be awarded the Dove “Family-Approved” 12+ Seal.