Parents' Guide to

Happy Gilmore

By Alex Orner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Adolescent humor at its best/worst. Lots of profanity.

Movie PG-13 1996 92 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 9+

Happy Gilmore

I think Happy Gilmore is an amazing movie to watch with your 9 plus year olds the highlight movie of our family’s COVID
2 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Happy Gilmore is Hilarious!

Happy Gilmore was pretty funny. In multiple scenes he swears at a camera, though it is beeped out. S**t, F**k and Jackass are used lots. Naked body parts and seen twice though they were both brief. Lots of violence.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (117):

Second only to Billy Madison, HAPPY GILMORE stands out as one of Adam Sandler's best works. The movie pokes fun at the rather "stiff" golf world and spices it up with a character that makes Mike Tyson look like a level-headed individual. Anyone and everything sets Sandler into a crippling fury. For anyone who's seen Sandler's work from the mid-'90s (SNL or Billy Madison), the film's humor becomes quite predictable, but kids are likely to enjoy it. Appropriate for older teens.

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