Cool Runnings

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Delightful, tween-friendly story of Jamaican bobsledders.

PG 1993 98 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 8+

Rated PG (mild language, discrimination, infrequent mild violence).

SEX/NUDITY - One brief remark about the fact that a woman's name sounds like a "two dollar hooker". VIOLENCE/GORE - One scene features mild violence as a fight in a bar breaks out when a man punches another man in the face. PROFANITY - There is occasional use of mild bad language ("asshole", "bad-ass mother"). DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING - One brief humorous comment where a man asks another man what he is smoking, to which the man replies that he is only breathing, but you can see his breath due to the extremely cold climate. There is also some casual drinking depicted in a bar. THREAT/HORROR - None. OTHER - There are discreet moments of discrimination throughout, such as when the characters are laughed at for becoming an Olympic bobsled team because they are Jamaican. However, the message of the film heavily opposes the discrimination and instead focuses on the courage and triumphs of the men when everyone treats them differently. PG - Parental Guidance, some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. Contains mild content, generally suitable for children aged 8 years and over.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 7+

love the hard teamwork

i love how they keep going even though people make fun of them and are very rude. i love all the teamwork and how they stick together.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism

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