Con Air

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

A schmaltzy action-adventure at 8,000 feet.

R 1997 115 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 7+

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 17+

Not for young teens; older teens ok if they can read between the lines.

If all movies gave the message that women need to be saved it would be one thing. But, while many movies do give that message, many other movies don't. It appears that "Con Air" was written and produced by men who have traditional ideas of the roles of men and women. A great opportunity for discussion of how some people cling to such notions even as so many others have gone away from them. The senselessness of the violence makes this a movie for 17 and up only. On the flip side, the good guys and the bad guys are clearly defined, and the parolee has learned from his mistakes, has changed his behavior and is as loyal to his friends as Fred Flintstone.

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