Parents' Guide to

Deadpool 2

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Nonstop violence, profanity, adult humor in super sequel.

Movie R 2018 111 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 50 parent reviews

age 8+

It’s not that bad

10+ but it depends on your kid and their blood and language tolerance a lot of swearing though

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+
Watch out for tons of comedy violence and gore through out and for some strong language but not as bad as the first one

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (50):
Kids say (54):

Reynolds' hilariously offensive antihero serves up another round of snarky, trash-talking, gory, pop-culture-bashing shenanigans that will appeal to those who loved the first film. As with the original, it's important to note that this is not a typical superhero movie that families with elementary schoolers and tweens will want to see; it's truly best for older teens and adults who will understand and appreciate the humor (not to mention be able to stomach the incredibly gory violence). The movie is a nonstop barrage of one-liners that reference everything from whether the songs "Papa Can You Hear Me?" from Yentl and "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" from Frozen are overly similar to DC/Marvel in-jokes to nicknames (Wade calls Cable "Thanos") and sight gags (he lifts up a boom box, Say Anything style).

But among all the rapid-fire jokes is a sentimental notion: that kids, in this case the morally conflicted Russell, give adults the chance to be better people. Wade's interactions with Russell are both hilarious and bittersweet. And if the addition of new characters Russell and Cable isn't enough to intrigue viewers, there's also the introduction of the X-Force, an even motlier crew of mutants (plus one regular civilian) with somewhat middling powers: Zeitgeist (Bill Skarsgard), for example, can spew acidic vomit. At least Domino's (Atlanta's Zazie Beetz) power is good luck, which ends up being more helpful than Wade can imagine. Even Cable isn't the straight-up baddie you'd expect; he ends up having more depth than is strictly necessary. Reynolds and Brolin look like they're having the time of their lives playing off of each other, and -- spoiler alert! -- the ending makes it clear that audiences can and should expect more from the Fourth Wall-breaking superhero. Oh, and -- as always -- stay for the credits.

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