Friday Night Lights

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

age 14+

Powerful drama is so much more than a football movie.

PG-13 2004 117 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Had to turn it off

I read the reviews, and knew that other families had recommended the viewing age as 13. I thought if I was just quick on the FF button during the party scene, it would be okay for my children, who are younger than 13. But the first five minutes of the film were filled with swear words and sexual references. I'm sure the movie has a great message, but we'll have to revisit it in a few years.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 13+

Pretty Boring

They go overboard with the romance and the videotaping is not good. It has more sexual content than football. I would not recommend this for children under 13. Doesn't really have an significant plot, it's almost like any other football movie just way more romance, that's it. It also illustrates underage drinking and harsh/violent scenes.

This title has:

Too much violence

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