Charm City Kings

Movie review by Lynnette Nicholas, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Powerful drama highlights the power of choices; violence.

R 2022 125 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 13+

Parents say 13+

The movie does have a few scenes including doing drugs, gang violence, homicide and inappropriate language. I do believe that teenagers from as young as 13 years old need to watch this as it teaches many important life lessons that they'll need to understand throughout they're later teens

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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