An American Pickle

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Rogen's double performance saves low-key comedy.

PG-13 2020 90 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 12+

Quirky but insightful

This was really quite funny! It had an unusual plot and gave a quirky insight into modern American culture. If you like something abit different and you don't mind political incorrectness, this film is for you!

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Great messages
age 14+

An American Pickle not as good as Polskie Ogorki

The inspired premise of “An American Pickle” undoubtedly not only captures one's attention but also one's imagination. I was certainly looking forward to seeing this film, and whilst it didn't completely disappoint me when I did, it fell very short of my expectations. Ultimately, the humour was hit and miss, and overall lacked imagination. Ethnic slurs such as "dumb Polacks" don't amuse, and Hollywood Jewish comedian Mr Rogen should show far more creative and innovative flair to carry a film. I voted that it's got too much swearing, as there's no button for 'too much dumb racist jokes'. Spend your hard earned cash on a jar of genuine 'Made in Poland' pickles, rather than 'An American Pickle', and you'll be far more satisfied.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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