Bad News Bears (2005)

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Scatological remake of a not-so-innocent movie.

PG-13 2005 111 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 18+

PASS!

I never saw the original and I was going to get this for my son. I'm SO glad my husband decided to turn it on on Netflix tonight. This movie is really offensive. There are 11-13 year old boys cussing (A LOT), drinking, fighting, bullying, insults towards an overweight kid and one in a wheelchair, Billy Bob's character is a horrible role model. I would not want my son to see this before he was 16 or older. I am offended by it at 30. I think Billy Bob Thornton is a great actor but he wasted his time with this one.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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not rated for age

An okay comedy with a terrible rating of PG-13!

Holy! This movie is completely R rated material if this was a drama! The language is extremely strong, crude, vulgar, and explicit. 10-14 year old kids use the S word about 80 times in this movie, and the coach says the F word once, and the S wore about 60 times. There is other extremely strong language and references to sexual objects. A man is insulted for wearing tight beige jeans and is told that his private parts are showing. Underage kids drink, 10-14 year old, and go to a strip-joint, Hooters. Very R rated material and not the greatest comedy in the world.
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