Parents' Guide to

Polite Society

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Action comedy has cinematic violence, positive female lead.

Movie PG-13 2023 103 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Very good film, amazing and feel good.... BUT not for age 12 children. Very sexually explicit and bad language. Went to see with my 2, 12 year olds... they were horrified and felt very uncomfortable. We had to leave half way through. I later watched the end which was very good.
age 8+

Fantastic movie!!!

Fantastic movie!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This British action comedy-drama is one of the rare instances where you go to see a film, wholeheartedly enjoy yourself, and then afterward appreciate that what you just witnessed was truly original. Polite Society transcends genres, as a character study at its core, but sat underneath the umbrella of an impressive martial arts flick. With evident inspiration from filmmakers such as Edgar Wright, there is something slick and accomplished about this impressive turn for Nida Manzoor, who also writes the screenplay. Coming out in the same period of time as Rye Lane, this is yet another vibrant, exciting film that represents modern London, and does with so aplomb. But the real noteworthy aspect here is the young Kansara, in what can only be described as a star-making turn. She has a fight and resilience to her demeanor, and yet all the while she remains just a teenager, someone for the audience to invest in and root for. Place her in the middle of a great, compelling story, and you truly are onto a winner.

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