Erin Brockovich

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Legal drama based on a true story has lots of cursing.

R 2000 132 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 15+

Tour de Roberts!

For many, the term movie star might elicit names such as Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and/or Denzel Washington. However, with no disrespect to those aforementioned juggernauts of the cineplex, when I think movie star, Julia Roberts is the first name to come to mind, and one need only view her Oscar-winning performance in this Steven Soderbergh courtroom drama to understand why. Strong, vulnerable, complex, and all together captivating, Roberts' Brockovich is a compelling and relatable working-class underdog, who though abrasive upon first glance, is ultimately one of modern cinema's most winning and memorable heroines. While I could continue to sing praises of Roberts' performance for days, I must affirm that every other aspect of this 2000 breakout hit is likewise well executed. From Susannah Grant's crowd-pleasing screenplay to Soderbergh's brisk direction to the wonderful performances of the supporting cast (Special shout out to the always delightful Albert Finney!), Erin Brockovich is a gem of a motion picture that even the most casual of moviegoers shouldn't miss.

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Great messages
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Too much swearing
age 12+

The Best!

This movie was one of the best I’ve seen in about... FOREVER! Julia Roberts was amazing and the message was truly beautiful. The movie is about perceiving through life’s challenges. Julia’s Character Erin was a big curser and had two ex’s and kids at an early age but the movie was amazing! There is also a bit of sadness because people are being affected by poison but no noticeable deaths. There is some sexy parts but nothing much easy to cover up your kids heads! 10000000 stars! ~Olivia, age 11

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing

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