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

age 16+

Excellent, mature dramedy about failure, success, identity.

R 2014 119 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 15+

Good movie- but tw for suicide

Cinematographically, this was a very good movie with the one-shot filming style. I personally didn't connect with the story but I understand that the ingenuity present in it. I think it's very important to mention all of the suicide that is in this movie. I would expect that this site would be more blatant about trigger warnings such as suicide being depicted on screen numerous times because it can be harmful to see, much more so than nudity or consumerism.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+


Birdman is a worthy best picture winner, although I thought Whiplash from that same year was better. Definitely worth watching, that being said, as it's filled with great performance and is very well-directed. Leave this film for older teens and above though. Although the language is the aspect worth noting, it's very, very pervasive - the f-word is used about 140 times. The sexual content is also quite strong, but not as strong as the language; we see two pairs of characters making out. (one male-female and the other involves both females) Another character attempts to have real sex onstage. Most of the other sexual content is said verbally and for comedic effect. In addition, a character shoots himself, although he survives the shot.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing

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