Kid reviews for The French Connection

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Common Sense says

age 16+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

age 15+

Great movie, a 20th Century Fox classic!

Oh wow, this movie is something special. Whether it's the fantastic acting from Gene Hackman or the intense action that tears up the last 30 minutes of the movie, this is not one to miss. Language is very gritty throughout the movie, and violence is very heavy, especially in the last hour of the movie. The intensity of the movie shines through from the opening to the final gunshot. This movie definitely deserved its Best Picture Oscar back in 1971. Give it a watch, you will not regret it.

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age 15+

Gritty but classic, oscar-winning, and based on a true story cop film

Parents need to know that The French Connection is a gritty but classic police drama directed by William Friedkin. It is about two cops that are trying to stop a drug dealer that is shipping drugs from France to New York. This classic has great acting, great screenplay, great directing, and overall a great cop film. This is one of the best or the best cop film ever made. It also won 5 academy awards including best picture. Even if it is a great film is has some very iffy material. Violence/Gore - 9/10 This film has some very strong and bloody violence. People are shot with guns throughout the film. In the beginning a man is shot in the head with a pistol blood splatters across his face, very bloody. A man slashes a police officer with a knife. He is later kicked and beaten by the same cops. (We see his bloodied face later). In another people are shown in the aftermath of a car crash. Cars are dented and crushed with people inside. The people have blood all over their body. This is extremely gruesome and disturbing. A sniper is on a building and opens fire. He accidentally shoots an innocent woman on the street no blood is shown. In another scene that same sniper is on a train. He shoots two police officers some blood is shown and the train later crashes into another train and some people are shown with mild injuries. In that scene the sniper runs out the train with an injured head (he hits his had on the window of the train some blood) and the cop shoots him with a revolver and he dies (some blood). In the end dozens of police officers and drug dealers have a gunfight. Many are shot with shotguns, and revolvers. In that scene a cop fires tear gas into the building were the drug dealers are. They are shown coughing a lot. In that same scene a cop is accidentally shoot six times by another cop his face and neck are shown with blood on it. The same cop goes a different direction and all we hear is a gunshot and the screen goes black. Overall this film has some very strong violence. Language/Swearing - 8/10 There is some very strong language in this film. There is one use of n*****r, a dozen uses of f**k (some f**k yous, and some f**kings), a dozen uses of s**t (including B******t), a dozen uses of d**n (including G*****n), a few uses of b***h (including son of a b***h), and a few uses of a*s. Drinking/Drugs/Smoking - 6/10 There is plenty of drinking and smoking throughout the film (mostly in clubs and bars). Some drugs such as heroine and cocaine are shown. Some references to drugs. Sex/Nudity - 4/10 There is no graphic sex, or strong sexual references. The most this film gets to is some references, some brief kissing, and brief mild nudity. There is only one suggestive scene in this film where a woman is shown holding a sheet in front of her turns around and runs out of the room leaving her bare buttocks exposed. The man she is with has handcuffs dangling from his ankle. He is naked too but his private parts are not shown. Other then that this film has no sex or suggestive scenes. Positive Messages/Role Models - 4/10 Many characters are cops and work hard to capture the bad guys. Although this film has some iffy material it may inspire a kid to become a cop some day. Even if this film has some iffy material it is a classic cop film that everyone should watch. My MPAA rating is R for some strong violence, gruesome images, strong language, some brief mild nudity, and drinking/smoking.

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age 14+

The French connection is great for teens

Great film has gun shooting (some blood is seen), swearing like f--k, n--gger, s--t, ass, goddamn, and (son of a) bi**h, some drinking/drugs/smoking, and one scene of brief female nudity.

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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 13+

Brilliant

Very good cop / crime movie

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age 14+

This is very good Action Thriller film. This movie have exiting ending chase sequence.

This movie have moderate shooting violence and one bloody, but very brief scene.

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Too much violence