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Common Sense Media says

Complex drama with violence is demanding for any age group.

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(out of 6 reviews)
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Parent of a 7 and 12 year old Written byStephen the great February 24, 2013
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11
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11 and up

a great movie with a mature storyline. Kids will get bored. I think the swearing isnt that bad and the violence either. There isnt much sexual content. Its to mature for kids under the age of 11.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byHaitham Bayazeed August 26, 2013
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16
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HBayazeed Review: Amour

Amour is riveting, moving and powerful. But it is not enjoyable or appealing to teens. This is a strong acted film, done with passion and style. It is absorbing although depressing, and somehow dark but again in sad way.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent Written byShivom Oza January 10, 2013
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11
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Amour (2012) Review by Shivom Oza - A Compelling Film On Unconditional Love

The lives of Georges and Anne, both of them retired music teachers, change when one of them gets a paralytic stroke. The film is about unconditional love. 'Amour' plays out the emotional card wonderfully. The two leads deliver outstanding performances. However, in its entirety, 'Amour' leaves a lot to be desired. The winner of Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year, the Austrian film was screened at the 14th Mumbai Film Festival as a part of the 'World Cinema' section. Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) are retired music teachers leading a comfortable life in their plush apartment in Paris. Their daughter Eva, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her estranged husband. All goes fine for the couple, until one day when Anne suffers an attack which paralyses her arm. Her condition worsens post a surgery where she bears the brunt of the 5 per cent failure rate. It is at this point, where Anne is confined to the wheelchair and her bed throughout the day, when the love between the couple is really tested. Georges and Anne still try to lead their lives as normally as they possibly can, given the circumstances. However, with Anne's growing problems and Georges' own old-age concerns, there are pitfalls one too many. The story is pretty simple. The film is more about 'individual moments'. Georges' inner struggle, the love for his wife, his defiance in ignoring the 'expert' advice of his daughter and his neighbours and battling his own old-age problems, are captured wonderfully. Eva, in spite of being devastated owing to her mother's condition, is shown to be a more practical person rather than an emotional one. Although she does pay the odd visits to her ailing mother, that emotional connect isn't quite there. The atmosphere of a family, wherein you have someone as ill as Anne, is portrayed realistically. There are no emotional outbursts, just helpless, melancholic sighs. Silence plays an important part in the film. Although it wonderfully captures the mood, it does slow the film down considerably. The rapport between the husband and the wife is wonderfully shown. Immense control in needed to play such characters, and both Jean-Louis and Emmanuelle come out shining. The film, albeit not a heart-wrenching love story, is a sensitive take on old-age. At many points, you will relate to the story notwithstanding your age. On the outset, it is about old-age love but the subject does have a universal appeal. Is love only about finding convenience or is it about adjusting and fending for the other person? If it is the latter, then how far can you go? 'Amour' answers this question. Michael Haneke delivers a fine film. This is as real as cinema can get. Tedious it may be, but it still remains 'real'. Just because it has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, does not make it a must-watch. Those who are not fond of 'meditative' films will not like this one. For the rest, love is not as rosy as some books and movies portray. Shivom Oza
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 14 years old Written byJimmy brew March 4, 2015
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15
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Sad violent drama is clearly not for younger kids

My rating: PG-13 for violence and illness throughout
Teen, 13 years old Written byFathomT February 2, 2015
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13
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Common Sense was WAY too hard on this

First off, this is a stellar movie and the best foreign language film I've ever seen. Now that that's out of the way, Common Sense, in a fashion very similar but less justified to what they did for Romeo + Juliet, rated the age WAY too high. The only reason I could think of to justify that a mature 13 year old couldn't watch this is that they wouldn't be interested (which is true, especially considering this is a French movie). There's ONE scene of violence. You've given movies with several scenes of violence 3 dots. And honestly, while the female lead is shown bathing, nothing is shown. You were way too hard on this movie, CSM. WAY too hard.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 14 years old Written byMoviegoer14 November 12, 2013
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17
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Moviegoer14: Amour (Love)

This one of a kind achievement is filmed with passion. Disturbing plot.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing