City Slickers

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

'90s buddy comedy has cursing, violence, sexism.

PG-13 1991 114 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 14+

Funny with lots of heart and a good message but not appropriate for or relatable to small kids

I think Common Sense is spot on. This is a very funny movie with lots of heart and has some very profound life messages but kids will not be able to relate to the mid-life crises of the three main characters and there is far too much swearing as well as sexual dialogue for this to be appropriate for children. However kids 14 and up will probably be fine to handle the language and sexual dialogue and will probably be able to get more out of its message about what is most important in life. Clearly this was never a movie meant for kids but teenagers will probably find it funny and get the message and should be able to handle the content. Good family entertainment only for families with kids 14 and up. Younger ones should wait until they are older to understand the humor and mature enough to handle the language and sexual dialogue. There are also a couple scenes that are very dramatic and even potentially frightening albeit they are very brief and none of the main characters face any tragedy. Also it should be noted that the characters played by Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby have bad morals but it actually is good because it is contrasts with those of Billy Crystal's who is an honest and sincere family man. The Crystal character stands for integrity which makes those discussions necessary and teens can learn about truth, morals and identity from them. Also although Jack Palance's character does swear and has a very tough exterior he is eventually revealed to actually be a very good person at heart also proving to be a great role model certainly to Crystal's character and really gives the audience a deep meaning to think about. There are a couple great role models and life lessons here along with some big laughs but as aforementioned only teens and adults will be mature enough for the humor and able to appreciate the messages.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+

Not suitable for family viewing

Yet another family move ruined by explicit sexual references and outdated sexual innuendos. We had to turn if off after 40 mins as it was really in appropriate for family viewing, with our children age 10 and 12 years old. The film was rated as a 12 on Netflix but it was more of an 18 I would say. Probably funny if not watching as a family,

This title has:

Too much sex

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