Parents' Guide to

Deadpool

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Gory, profane, sexy superhero story great, but NOT for kids.

Movie R 2016 108 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

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age 16+

Based on 155 parent reviews

age 16+

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Some people think it's 17-18+ but it's actually 16+. Proof: BBFC=15 MPAA=R FSK=16 ACB=MA15+ Classind=16
age 15+

Nice movie, but dont show it to kids

The movie itself is ok. The violence is severe but nothing new to what I usually watch. I wouldn't really call it a bad movie, but I'll call it a movie for adults. There are just some things that kids wont understand or take wrong, so I'd recommend that before you watch this movie your kid is mature, and you had "The talk" with them.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (155 ):
Kids say (311 ):

Those who thought Deadpool might just be a smidge more violent than your standard Avengers or X-Men movie, know this: It's NOT for middle schoolers. The adult language, the sex/nudity and innuendo, and the gore are too plentiful to recommend even for avid young high schoolers. But for adults and mature older teens who enjoy the Marvelverse, Deadpool is a fast-paced, entertaining origin story that winks enough at the genre without straying too far from the winning formula that even the credits acknowledge (starring "some idiot," "hot chick," "moody teen," "British villain," etc.).

For one thing, Reynolds was born to play this loud-mouthed, acid-tongued anti-hero with the ability to crush heads and crack up audiences in Marvel's decidedly adult action-comedy. With his action skills, athletic build, and well-honed comic timing, Reynolds was an ideal pick for the nonstop joker who breaks the fourth wall, makes lewd references to Wolverine, and wants nothing more than to look normal again so he can go back to his beloved Vanessa. Best known for her TV work (Firefly), Baccarin is equally well cast as Deadpool's tough, fiery, loving partner. And T.J. Miller is hilarious as Wade's only real friend, an arms dealer named Weasel.

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