Bicentennial Man

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Film about robot who wants to be human is so-so.

PG 1999 132 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 16+

Good Movie but not for kids under 16

PG rating is very misleading. Words $hit and a$$ were used several times during the movie. Discussion of Sexual intercourse and orgasm was brought up twice. Mention of man's genitalia and a couple were shown in bed implying that they just had sex. Several scenes of couple kissing on lips and one long French kiss. Kind f shocked really to see MPAA gave it a rating of PG.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 5+

One of Robin Williams best films.

Honestly I love this movie. I think it has a terrific message. I do have a 5-year-old child that likes to watch this movie as well. Yes I do understand there are some questionable content throughout the film but nothing to the point where I think that she should not be able to watch it. One of the things that I try to keep in mind is that the older generation did not have any type of foul language or sex references in a pg-rated film. Now that is becoming more normal. Another thing to keep in mind is that this film takes place in the future so maybe in that time period that would be the norm. All in all I think that this is one of Robin Williams best pieces of work. This film has so much heart in it that I think then negative parts of the film actually take a back seat.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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