Kid reviews for Good Morning, Vietnam

Common Sense says

Robin Williams at his scatological finest.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 7 reviews
Teen, 13 years old Written byLukeCon September 7, 2020

Vulgar language in one of Robin Williams’ finest performances

Robin Williams does it again in Good Morning, Vietnam. Williams succeeds in his excellent delivery of humor, as well as his delivery of dialogue. He pulls his dialogue deliveries off with such wit that a Best Actor nomination--or even win--would certainly suit him for this film. He does a well-done job at creating his character when pulling off his deliveries of dialogue. Williams effectively displays his character by delivering his dialogue in such a commendable way.
Not only does Williams succeed in Good Morning, Vietnam, director Barry Levinson succeeds as well--particularly in the field of production design. The design of Saigon certainly works with realistically displaying the atmosphere of Vietnam at the time of the Vietnam War. This production design serves as a realistic display of the Vietnam culture and landscape, which adds the film realism to its atmosphere.
That said, iffy content gets in the way of recommending this film for kids. Here is a brief content description of the film:

Positive messages: 3/10. The film does raise a couple questions regarding the freedom of information/broadcasting information, an important theme displayed in the film.
Positive role models: 2/10. Adrian Cronauer is a mixed role model; while he demonstrates kindness toward the Vietnamese people, and offers some kind help to them, he also disobeys guidelines/rules and can be irreverent with his humor at times.
Violence: 6/10. An explosion occurs at a bar, resulting in a couple deaths and injuries; a little blood shown in the scene. Another scene involves a bar fight, with some punching/hitting resulting in a couple injuries. Both scenes are intense but brief.
Sex: 8/10. Full-frontal nudity of nude boys--this is briefly shown but visible and explicit; this was an unnecessary scene. The nudity is shown in a non-sexual way, but is still unnecessary. Some sexual jokes are made but could be a little explicit for some viewers.
Profanity: 8/10. Strong language occurs throughout the film, and was unnecessary. "F***" is used multiple times, as is other words including "S***" (and variations) "G**d**n", etc. Language can get strong at times, and wasn't needed in the film.
Drinking/Drugs/Smoking: 3/10. A couple instances of drinking by characters; alcohol is drank in a couple scenes of the film. The main character gets drunk in one scene.

Nonetheless, apart from the iffy content, Good Morning, Vietnam offers one of Williams’ best performances, as Williams pulls his dialogue deliveries off with wit and a well-done style that deserves him a Best Actor nod. These well-done dialogue deliveries also create his character for the film.
Barry Levinson also succeeds with his direction, as he creates a realistic atmosphere of Vietnam by effectively using production design to create the atmosphere of Good Morning, Vietnam.
Therefore, I give Good Morning, Vietnam 4 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for mature teens 15 and up.

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Kid, 12 years old July 20, 2019

Robin Williams at his finest

A great film. Violent (it is the Vietnam War, after all). Profane (it is a Robin Williams movie, after all). Sex jokes (and nude children; full frontal nudity shown). But great. Heavy, but great.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byCaesar_12219 April 9, 2008
This is definitely a movie you want to see. It contains some outright irreverant humor, some of it rather crude to say the least, but it provides contrast to this with a relatively well-managed love story and a poignant and thought-provoking critique of the Vietnam war. Unlike most movies of this day, there is no senseless violence. All of it serves some purpose to push the plot forward. There are two especially wonderful scenes. One, where he finally decides to fight against the scenario and reads aloud all of the news that "wasn't", of all the real deaths and explosions that were really happening. Another, possibly the best of the movie, is where he airs the song "It's a Wonderful World". While it is playing, the movie cuts to several scenes of first the beauty of the country, and then how it is ravaged and destroyed by the war waged in it. Overall, this is not a movie that you would ever want to miss.
Teen, 15 years old Written byEzzyMovieReviews July 21, 2019
This is by far one of my favorite films. Although it’s Rated R I think teens ages 14 and up should be able to watch it only because there is mostly language and a little violence but there is also drinking and 2 men touch 2 lady’s legs in a sexual way.

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Written byAnonymous January 26, 2017

Amazing

Awesome, fun Robin Williams Vietnam movie with an emotional twist

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Teen, 15 years old Written bybiovox14 January 16, 2017

I love Robin Williams movies.

Gooooooddd Morning Vietnam!!! Whew its hot our here today, we could do some cooking out there. Yep, CROTCHPOT cooking yea boy!! Thats my favorite line from that movie :) Amazing war movie, mixes humor with intense thematic elements. Its advisable for all to watch
Teen, 17 years old Written bypassionapples01 May 28, 2012

Funny

It is a really good movie, really funny, but there is some bad language. All in all, you can't pass it up because Robin Williams is hillarious.

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Kid, 11 years old December 31, 2009

Okay for teens

This is a okay movie, but a lot of language like f--k, s--t, goddamn

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