Dog Day Afternoon

Movie review by Alistair Lawrence, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Classic 1970s bank heist drama has swearing and violence.

R 1975 125 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Pretty Good, crime film

Violence isn't really to bad in this film one character gets shot in the head and it's kind of tense but there's nothing except language, there's about 34 f words, and a few uses of sh*t, b*tch, damn, ass, hell, etc. One of the characters needs money for his wife's sex change operation some kids and parents may not like this and may feel uncomfortable but it's only really spoken about in the beginning.

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Too much swearing
age 10+

Some Violence, Language

My 10 year old didn't seem to really care that the plot includes the theme that the main bank robber is robbing it because he needs money for his wife's sex change operation. This isn't really a main theme and it isn't brought up to much. There is a lot of f-bombs and a bit of violence, I think commonsense media got the violence part right giving it a 3/5, there's one shooting in the head and a few people held a gunpoint but not shot at. Either way it's a great film, pretty interesting and entertaining, kids should enjoy it.

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