Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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

age 14+

Black-comedy Kubrick classic has violence, dark themes.

NR 1964 95 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 13+


If your kid understands it at 13, and you haven't given them the talk yet, maybe now's the time

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age 13+

Great for any literate family

Hilarious and especially applicable in the dark Covid-19 times. Funniest suicide scene in history (though that is an especially limited category).

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