Parents' Guide to

Guardians of the Galaxy

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Marvel sci-fi adventure has laughs and action violence.

Movie PG-13 2014 122 minutes
Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster: The team poses with weapons against a space background

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 101 parent reviews

age 12+

Great movie!!

Awesome!! So exited for the sequel! Although pretty good amount of violence and a little graphic. Besides all that this is a hilarious movie. There is a reason there is two movies.
5 people found this helpful.
age 13+

I think it was a realy good movie

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This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
3 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (101):
Kids say (321):

This movie is truly a lot of fun. The Marvel universe includes a wide array of heroes, from playboy billionaire Tony Stark and the arrogant god Thor to serious, duty-bound Steve Rogers and broody scientist Bruce Banner. What's so charming about director James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy is that no one in the group starts out as a hero: They become superheroes by virtue of working together. Pratt's leading-man charm is significant, and there's surprising chemistry between Pratt and Saldana (though Gamora does feel tokenized as the only woman among a male-dominated cast). And Cooper and Diesel sound like they're having the time of their lives playing the supergenius raccoon Rocket and his muscle, Groot, who can only ever say "I am Groot."

Everything from the fantastic soundtrack (populated by Peter's beloved mixtape, a catchy playlist of his mother's favorite songs, like "Hooked on a Feeling," "Spirit in the Sky," and "O-O-H Child") to the wink-wink pop-culture jokes, the thrilling action sequences, and the overall theme makes Guardians of the Galaxy a joy to watch. As in The Avengers, the main actors mesh well, the villain is imposingly played, and the intergalactic stakes couldn't be higher.

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