Crocodile Dundee

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

age 12+

Iconic outback comedy has strong language, drinking, drugs.

PG-13 1986 98 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 14+

Still a very funny movie but not for pre-teens and younger

35 years after its first release this still holds up as one of the funniest and most likeable comedies from the 80's. Kids may want to view this as a film that was very popular from their parents and even grandparents generation but like so many 80's classics, this film is not appropriate for very young children. There is a decent amount of profanity, hell, damn GD, the f word once and several s words and ass. Additionally the word screw is used once in a sexual context. There is a scene of cocaine use and although the film tries to play it for innocent laughs it is not appropriate for children, there are also several scenes involving prostitutes and the main character misunderstanding their sexual dialogue, as well as a scene that takes place in a transvestite bar. Linda Kozlowski's character can also be sensual at times although not in an overly inappropriate manner, there is also some fist fighting, although this is done because Crocodile Dundee punches characters who use foul language in front of women so there are good morals. Additionally Mick Dundee is just a very nice and likeable man doing the best he can to survive as a fish out of water in New York. Although the film has some inappropriate content the main character has good morals at times and is just so likeable that he can prove to be a good role model. Unfortunately this films deserved popularity spawned two very inferior sequels that attempted to be more family friendly but as a result were both very boring and completely forgot what made Mick Dundee a great and likeable character to begin with. In my opinion this first movie is a classic and should not have inspired a franchise. Sure it was so popular that people wanted the story continued but the sequels were not well done and just didnt have the laughs, charm or likeability as this first film did. Although the second and third movies are more appropriate than the original kids will most likely be bored by them so my suggestion is to show this to kids 14 and up unless you have some way of seeing it with a filter or on television and then it should be more suitable for pre-teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

This movie is amazing! Need to be a bit older to watch though

I love this film and so does my 11 year old! We watched it together with my husband and we all are in love with this great film!!! There is a few drug references and swearing but my 11 year old knows about these things and she was perfectly fine with that and so was I! I would say your children should be at least 11 before they watch this movie but if they understand the jokes, they will really be involved!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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