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American History X

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age 15+

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age 13+

DEFINITELY NOT A 2+ STAR RATING

The ending got me.
age 13+

Amazing movie

It is one of the greatest movies ever written and touches on countless important topics such as racism and prison. Of course there is sex and and very many penises at a point and a lot of violent interactions with excessive usage of the n word and f word. But nowadays kids see things such as this by themselves on their own accord so still is a must watch by the age of 16.

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age 18+

Its very good but dark murders and racism shouldnt be exposed to children.

This movie is a great movie. One of the best in my opinion. But a black man being told to open his mouth and put it on the curb, then the white dude with the Nazi Swastika tattooed on his body put his foot down on the back of his head and blew his face off is not acceptable for kids to watch. I watched it and I'm 12 and it was shocking to see that. Also there is a scene in the showers at prison where you could see like a dozen guys NAKED WITH THEIR GENITALS HANGING r@pe the protagonist. Theres also a sex scene with the goth girl at the racist Nazi club.

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age 15+

Dark Drama about racism isn’t for Kids.

American History X is truly an underrated gem. Edward Norton stars as an ex White Supremest who changes his ways after his experiences in prison, and attempts to stop his brother going down the same path. Some sentimental tearjerker, right? Sort of. It’s a tad predictable, but is nonetheless an excellent piece social commentary and a brutal prison movie, containing graphic rape and violence. One infamous scene involving a curb is particularly grisly. 15+.

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age 15+

5/5, but hard to watch at points

Giving this film a 2/5 should be a crime. American History X is a masterpiece about white supremecy, masculinity, racism, crime, the criminal justice system, prison, and so much more. Its a masterpiece that is certainly disturbing, but far more important. If you are a mature teenager and you think this movie interests you, you should watch it. There is a curb stomp and rape scene that are tough to watch, but its such an excellent movie

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age 16+

Fantastic but realistic film.

American History X is easily one of the best films of all time and one of my favorite films of all time. The film is about a neo nazi who changes his ways and becomes a better person. The movie is extremely violent from start to finish but then it is supposed to be realistic and give an accurate depiction of racism. Racial slurs are used throughout the movie, a shooting takes place in a school , as well as a prison rape. But the graphic violence and language the movie all in all tells an important story about change, and is a movie i think everyone should see it at least once in their lives.

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age 14+

age 16+

A disturbing, though provoking drama about racism.

Let me just say before I write this review that I think Common Sense Media should not judge the quality of a movie on it's content but rather the quality of the film. This is especially the case for American History X, it is a disturbing, and violent film. However, it is also one of the best films I have ever seen with interesting characters, great performances and a good anti-racist message. American History X depicts a man as he changes from a neo-nazi racist to a normal member of society after his release from jail as he attempts to stop his younger brother from falling don the same path that he did when he was arrested. American History X is a perfect film with a heartbreaking ending and a powerful message definitely worth a watch but not for the faint of heart.

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age 14+

An amazing insight into american skinheads and their lives.

This film is simply amazing and is a must see for any mature teens as it is incredibly informative and moving. There are few other films that make you care about the characters as much as this film and any teen with a good taste in movies will love it. There is LOTS of derogatory language e.g. n**ger and a few very violent scenes like curbstompings and shootings and a few sexual scenes including a rape scene (male). Mature teens who don't just watch movies for the violence and sex would look past these factors and just enjoy this amazing storytelling.

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age 17+

The darkest movie of the 90s - extremely violent!

American History X has strong language and violence, and a scene of sexual violence. OVER 100 uses of "f--k" and more profanities. Graphic violence with shooting and bullet impact seen in slow motion, and a naked man being brutally raped in a prison shower by several others.

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