Pitch Perfect

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Edgy, teen-friendly musical comedy uplifts with song, heart.

PG-13 2012 112 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 67 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 261 reviews

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age 16+

Aimed at college students - not kids.

This is not a movie for kids - it's set at a college / University and that's the target audience. There's way too many sexual references and outdated racist / sexist / homophobic jokes throughout this film to let anyone under 16 watch, and even then I'd say only if they were intelligent enough to see the problems with it. Such a shame that most of the movie is funny but it's let down by a dozen or so bad jokes. Really not sure how it got an r13 rating.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
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age 18+

Awful! Don't bother

Awful! If only they'd focussed on the music and not had all the gutter-talk, it could have been worth watching!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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