Blade Runner

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Common Sense says

age 16+

A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.

R 1982 117 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 61 reviews

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age 18+

Great adaptation, but rated R for a reason

This is a great adaptation of the classic Phillip K Dick dystopian novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. However, it's rated R for a reason. There are a lot of graphic scenes, some of them very graphic. There is also a topless scene the movie could have easily done without. Wait until they are adults before letting them see this.

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age 14+

Incredible movie, an important watch for culture.

Amazing movie. Only problems with it for younger audiences is occasional intense violence, people getting shot, a man's head getting squashed, fingers getting broken, eyeballs gouged out... One thing I know is really important to address in this movie, especially when a child/teen is watching, is a slightly violent intimate scene between Deckard and Rachael. He grabs her hard, shakes her, pushes her, and coerces her into intimacy. If you're gonna watch this with your kid, please talk to them about the scene afterwards just to make sure they fully understand that treating people that way (or being treated that way) is not okay. Given all of that, it's such a great film. Just comes with some baggage. :)

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