X-Men: First Class

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Superhero film has action, thrills, tough moral questions.

PG-13 2011 132 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 44 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 121 reviews

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age 16+

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Scene to skip , not for children under 16 I wrote down this for parents to avoid scene and protect their children from harm Scene 1 16”30 - 20”40 Women’s walks around nude (though it looks as though she's wearing all-over body armor). But many women strippers there's also a scene in the beginning with dozens of women (strippers? prostitutes?) in scanty lingerie (including a CIA agent who doesn't hesitate to strip down to her black lace underthings) that is completely unnecessary for the story. Scene 2 24”30 - 25”05 Men’s are in a bar A man's hand is stabbed through with a knife; and also shot dead Terrifying scene where a man die The knife stabbing him many time Scene 3 45”40 - 46”40 Scene set in what appears to be a strip club, With a women naked striping her clothes away Scene 4 48”00 - 48”10 go f** yourself from Logan Scene 5 58”05- 1”00”15 Russian lady goes to meet the Russian president and play the escort girl Strong nudity scene a girl, seemingly naked under the covers, invites a man to join her in bed; Scene 6 1”28”50- 1”30”20 Mystic seemingly naked under the bed sheet , invites magneto to join her in bed; other scenes show kissing/groping.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
4 people found this helpful.
age 15+

Not the best in the X-men series.

An awesome movie! However, it's very sexual, with lots of stripping and such. That's all I need to say; good film but sexual.

This title has:

Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.

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