Concrete Cowboy

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Language, violence in beautifully acted coming-of-age drama.

R 2021 111 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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Concrete Cowboy is for families with teens

Concrete Cowboy (2021) is a Netflix film starring Idris Elba and Caleb McLaughlin, and tells about a young teenager named Cole who goes to live with his father in Philadelphia. His father has be largely absent from Cole's life, and Cole is repeatedly getting expelled from schools. When he gets to his father's, he is pushed to the edge by the strict rules and the literal horse in his living room. His father is able to break-through the walls Cole's put up teach him the valuable history and legacy of Black American Urban Cowboys. The film is for older teens as there are many issues around urban life and poverty in this film. Cole spends time with a young man who is dealing drugs. There is a violent murder in the film and there is drinking and smoking. However, the film has great messages and Cole makes his way to some really great role-models, played by actual cowboys from the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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