Mean Streets

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Gritty, violent Scorsese classic has cursing, nudity, blood.

R 1973 112 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Strong character portrayals amidst violence and nihilism

Although there are no happy endings and that is fairly clear from the beginning to end there is a charisma amongst these characters that ebbs and flows. I did not connect with them, but that is not to say that these characters do not speak to people. Keitel, and De Niro have chemistry and dance their lines in between the other. Both looking young and conquerors of the world and both trapped in a death grip with the other.
age 18+

Martin Scorsese first movie, and as expected, not for children!

F word is said 50+ times. Lots of other cuss words are used and racial slurs of many kinds. A few prolong scenes of female nudity, breast, pubic hairs, Buttocks are seen. Lots of fist fights, "some are played in comedic way". One scene has a man shot 4 times. The gun shot victimstill stands and fights, eventually collapsing and dies. Another graphic scene plays out, a character is shot in the neck, blood spews out everywhere, this scene is very intense. An intersting movie but it has a lot of scenes unsuitable for the underage.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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