Bad Words

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

age 17+

Comedy best for older teens gets laughs with offbeat humor.

R 2014 89 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Absolute garbage!

I thought of watching this movie sense it got good reviews, but its horrible! It sets a terrible example too! Like for people who are sober, they encourage people to drink and take drugs! Also the plot is just boring and outright disgusting! A terrible culture to be shown to audiences 18+. Language: 5/5, Drinking, drugs: 100/100!!!!!!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

A bad time at the movies

Whenever an actor sheds their friendly persona to play somebody out of character I'm always listening: take McConaughey for an example! But unfortunately Jason Bateman thought this was a good enough script to produce, direct and star in, and I just did not care for it. I get that it's trying to be edgy, and I'm all for that type of humor. But when edgy spills over into cruelty that's where you lose me, and although he has his reasons, Bateman's Guy is just too ruthless a jerk for me to ever root for him, a racist, misogynist misanthrope with one goal on his mind. If the humor paid off I could excuse these faults, but the laughs were far and in between. If this is what Mean Bateman looks like, I'm glad to go back to Michael Bluth any day.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

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