Easy Rider

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Iconic 1969 road-trip movie with violence, drugs, sex.

R 1969 95 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 4+

Easy!

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age 18+

The worst aspects of the boomer generation that brought our country into the pit of hades.

(Spoiler alert) When you understand that films are essentially propaganda that not only entertain but shape people's perceptions of what is hip, admirable, to be EMULATED...one must carefully consider what content you allow your child to watch. Thus Common Sense media yes? But when I see this movie with 4 stars as if it's some beacon of quality, it makes my stomach turn. This movie Brought an entire shift into debauchery sold to Americans as "artful filmmaking..." The most beloved, helpful and rational characters death isn't given a modicum of respect outside of deciding to leave his brutally beaten dead body to go visit the dead man's top bucket list : the whore house he most wanted to visit. I don't even want to spend more time on this, bc it's just not worth it. People love the music in this film bc it was the first time a movie became like a film long version of music video backdrop...before mtv existed. music has long been used to control us all, into delving deeper and deeper into moral less choices...don't let your kids see this unless it's to show them everything that was wrong with the 60's that plummeted our country into the mess we are living in today. God Bless us all.

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