Cowboys & Aliens

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Cool but predictable sci-fi Western has lots of violence.

PG-13 2011 118 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 56 reviews

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age 10+

The least prudish parent here says 'avoid this one for violence'

There is hardly a PG-13 movie to which I would not take my six year old, and a few select R ones have crept in also (like the Terminator.) I find the comments here about cleavage, kissing, swearing, and drinking absurdly prudish. And generally, my minimum age is 5 or 6 years younger than the average. However, I think this is utterly too violent and scary. The creatures are horrible (great from an effects point of view), they torture humans, they are quick and viscious. There is a ton of gore, lost limps, and children's well being is threatened during the film (they get abducted by these horrible creatures). So, from someone bemused by much of the discussion here, I would say this is one to avoid.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
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age 12+

The butt review

This movie has got some rude language and a lot of violence. This movie is more for teens and not for little kids for the PG-13 rating. But really the only bad thing about this movie is the action. The aliens ain't scary at all.

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