Clue

Movie review by Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Tedious movie based on board game; some innuendo, violence.

PG 2000 96 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 71 reviews

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age 5+

The main review is so wrong

This movie is the best!! I don’t know how they came up with the word tedious- it’s a riot and kids love it. The worst part of this movie is the men do seem to think gawking and grabbing women is acceptable. That said, everyone in the movie turns out to be a bad person who gets punished for their badness. So it’s not too hard to have the conversation that they were bad people and they were doing bad things? That also applies to the smoking, the drinking, the nurse ring, the call girls, or anything else you might find offensive. The dead bodies might freak out the smallest children but this is far less gory/spooky than most of the mystical movies out there.
2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

I Must Stand Against the Review of this Movie

I saw this movie in the theatre when I was nine years old, and then I’ve probably watched it over a hundred times since. In high school, I confessed to a friend that I was obsessed with the movie, and she said, “Me too!” I discovered two other friends were also secretly obsessed with it. I’ve met others as an adult who still remembered many lines, they’d watched it so many times growing up. So for this review to call the movie “tedious” is insane. INSANE! It is a hilarious movie, with witty, rapid-fire dialogue and many fun twists and turns. Home sick with my 8-year-old daughter for a week, I let her watch it with me against my better judgment. She loved it, and the inappropriate sexual references went over her head. As for the murders, she’s seen most of the first five Harry Potter movies, so she wasn’t uncomfortable with the dead bodies. Still, I think whether or not it is appropriate for your child depends on your standards and your individual child. But this is a great movie!
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