Get On Up

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Entertaining, somewhat overlong biopic has edgy material.

PG-13 2014 138 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 15+

Maybe accurate but still very disturbing depictions of racism

I'm generally on the flexible end about my kids seeing things in the categories this site tracks (sex, violence, swearing, consumerism, substances). But heads up that the brutal mid-century racism in this particular movie - especially in a scene with white adults getting elementary school age Black kids to fight each other for entertainment - is disturbing in its own distinct way.
age 14+

Get on up Review..

A good Biography Film about James brown.. although the Film does get a little mature with language. This film would be fine for mature teenager..

This title has:

Too much swearing

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