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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Brief violence and lots of tension in top-notch classic.

Movie NR 1942 102 minutes
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Based on 17 parent reviews

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even 17 year old boy liked it

There's some light violence, infidelity, and it's implied that a policeman uses power to get sex. It's a kissing movie. But my picky 17 year old son loved it. I'd forgotten that's it's really a good movie. I get bored easily in movies, but this held my attention.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (17):
Kids say (49):

This is probably the most famous Hollywood classic of all time, and for good reason. Certainly the most quoted and the most frequently cited as an all-time favorite, Casablanca won Best Picture, Director, and Writer awards at the 1943 Oscar ceremony. The definitive rebuttal to notions of the "auteur" (one author) in film, the romantic drama was put together in pieces by many different sources, with some script pages completed just moments before the cameras rolled. The performances by Bogart and Bergman are so subtle and complex because the actors themselves had no idea how it was going to end. Almost every frame of the movie is iconic, and it has been endlessly copied and parodied.

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