Godzilla

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

age 11+

Violent updated classic could be too intense for young kids.

PG-13 1998 139 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 47 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

A lot more language than warning listed, some sexual references

We had seen this in Spanish on tv, and thought it was kind of cool, but the English version, when we could understand the dialogue, ruined it for me. Lots of swearing, using the names of Christ and Jesus profanely, and some sexual references. Just made it not worth it for the quality of the movie.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 10+

The best movie ever

It’s very good and not very inappropriate

This title has:

Great messages

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