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Big Stan

Movie review by
Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Prison rape comedy is offensive and a waste of time.
  • R
  • 2007
  • 105 minutes

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Stan is a sleazy real estate kingpin who is sent to prison and fears being raped in prison. Every excuse for crude humor and lewd language has been exercised liberally here. Women are used for sex, men are violent and vile, and a small child is encouraged to smoke cigarettes.


Stan is terrified of being raped in prison and talks extensively about being penetrated anally. He trains with a martial arts master to become immune to rape and proceeds to beat up dozens of guys in prison. Broken fingers, teeth being knocked out, men sticking razors up others anuses...pretty intense stuff for a "comedy."


The very first scene shows Stan trying to convince an elderly lady that she should buy a condo in a "black" neighborhood because "Black men cannot get enough of white women," and he proceeds to explicitly speak of being "awash in a sea of negro c-ck." Imagine what follows when he explores the theme of rape with his wife and produces a dildo that is shown numerous times throughout the film. Homosexual sex is parodied, rape is mentioned over and over. Stan asks a woman what color her nipples are and how big they are.


If you can imagine an offensive word, it's in this movie. "F--k," "motherf--k", "c-ck,"" p-ssy," "c-cks-cker" and so on. Did we mention rape?


Stan drives a Lamborghini, and talks about his Bang and Olufsen stereo. He has everything that money can buy, including a wife whose boob job he paid for.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Cigarettes are The Master's main form of nourishment. He is never seen without a cigarette, and even encourages a small child to smoke. Stan gets drunk and he drives with the glass of Scotch teetering on his dashboard. Adults drink whiskey, hard alcohol, and beer and talk about pot and crystal meth.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that it does not get more offensive than this -- and for a comedy, it's not terribly funny. Stan's fear of being raped in prison drives the plot in this movie. Even hardened adults will squirm at some of the subject matter. Get out of jail free-- bypass this crude movie.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymohammadl November 18, 2016

it was a brilliant comedy

if you are older than 20 and you like comedy I suggest you see this movie because it would make you laugh so much you may wet your pants
Adult Written bybmo35656 August 26, 2011

Goofy fun

It's crude and lewd and just plain fun. There is a place for this type of comedy and I thoroughly enjoyed turning my mind off for a couple of hours and enj... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byThePlatinumKnight December 31, 2013


Pretty Lame movie, the full thing is on YouTube its not worth spending money on, violence isn't really much of an issue for the R rating, semi-frequent str... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byUSCTrojan June 28, 2012

Iffy for 15+

Iffy for 15+ Mid-Teenagers.

What's the story?

Rob Schneider plays Stan Minton, a real estate con man who is thrown in jail for duping his clients. Before he goes to prison, he bribes a judge to give him six months time to get his affairs in order. During this time he trains with The Master (David Carradine), who teaches him how to be tougher than nails and ready for prison life. Because of his fear of being raped in prison, Stan trains earnestly and ultimately conquers his fears. Once he is in prison, he fights all of the gang leaders, teaches them to live in relative harmony, and places a ban on prison rape. Then he learns of a scheme that the Warden has for turning the prison into a resort and he finds himself face to face with the Vietnamese mafia.

Is it any good?

It's a "comedy" about being molested in jail -- that about sums up the quality of this movie. Really, it seems like an excuse for Rob Schneider to show some Bruce Lee moves as he does things like vanquish an enemy in the prison shower with nunchucks made of soap and a shoelace. That poor defeated lump (albeit a Nazi gang leader) is then raped with a razor blade, destined to wear diapers for the rest of his life. David Carradine parodies his role in the television classic Kung Fu by playing a grizzled, hardened chain-smoking criminal who trains Stan to be unbeatable. But martial arts lovers will be better off watching something more ...humane.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about crude humor. What is the appeal? Are there certain subjects that are never funny? For example, should rape be satirized? Where is the line between funny and offensive? Does this movie cross that line?

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