The Rocketeer

Movie review by Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

More style than substance -- but fun, if gun-heavy, action.

PG 1991 108 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 11+

Should be PG-13

It’s a great movie and my kids (9 and 13) love it. They’ve seen it twice. I watched it with them this time and vaguely remembered some brutal death scenes where I made the 9 year olds close their eyes. It has some bad words, a lot of violence and is really scary. I should have waited to show them this and absolutely think it should have a PG-13 rating.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

Violent and scary for Littles

My eight year old son was horrified at the violence. We watch a lot of g and pg films, I don’t expose my kids to a lot of violence, and I was pretty taken aback that a pg Disney film had so many murders. One in particular had a man “folded in half” and was lying there dead with his eyes open. This really scared my little guy. My other kids were ok with it, but they’re older and more emotionally mature. There was a good bit of swearing, and several instances of Gods name taken in vain. And there was a seduction scene in which nothing actually happened, but I was uncomfortable with it with my kids there. We did enjoy the film, but I think if I’d known it was this violent I would’ve passed.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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