Parents' Guide to

Skyfall

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Bond returns for more racy, action-packed thrills.

Movie PG-13 2012 143 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 22 parent reviews

age 11+

Great Movie.

This movie is absolutely one of the best Bonds out there other than some others. There is lots of violence but it is good graphics and has a great storyline. Language is iffy because of M, but other than that there is not a lot. Sex isn't bad not much I could see. Hope this helped you
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (22 ):
Kids say (116 ):

Thrilling from start to finish, SKYFALL is a feat of Bond-ism, a mix of lean-and-mean modernism and momentum that also pays homage to the series' iconic status. The martini remains, though the line "shaken, not stirred" is no more. (It's unnecessary.) The Aston Martin makes a thoughtful appearance and then is shot to smithereens, as if to mark a literal break from the past.

But it's the movie's trip to Bond's own past that makes Skyfall more than just an espionage re-tread. And Bardem is a fearsome villain with pathos and a back story plucked from Greek mythology and Shakespeare. Skyfall soars, making the Bond franchise as relevant as ever.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 8, 2012
  • On DVD or streaming: February 12, 2013
  • Cast: Daniel Craig , Javier Bardem , Judi Dench
  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Run time: 143 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense violent sequences throughout, some sexuality, language and smoking
  • Last updated: December 29, 2023

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