Happy Gilmore

Movie review by Alex Orner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Adolescent humor at its best/worst. Lots of profanity.

PG-13 1996 92 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 125 reviews

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age 9+

Happy Gilmore

I think Happy Gilmore is an amazing movie to watch with your 9 plus year olds the highlight movie of our family’s COVID
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Happy Gilmore is Hilarious!

Happy Gilmore was pretty funny. In multiple scenes he swears at a camera, though it is beeped out. S**t, F**k and Jackass are used lots. Naked body parts and seen twice though they were both brief. Lots of violence.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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