Rebel Without a Cause

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

1950s James Dean teen-rage landmark still resonates.

PG-13 1955 111 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+


I have heard about this film my entire life, but only saw it last year. I thought it was just ok, not a big deal, but I guess films on teen angst were kinda new in the 50s. James Dean looked very old to be playing a teen. He had bags under his eyes and forehead wrinkles. Probably from all the smoking. I think this film is suitable for anyone 13+ as they would be able to relate to issues in this film.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+


I am 33 years old but I don’t care I like this movie. It stars the late James dean and Natalie wood.

This title has:

Great messages

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