Kid reviews for History of the World, Part 1

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

age 15+

Hilarious Mel Brooks spoof is mature.

History Of The World, Part 1 is a 1981 comedy movie directed by Mel Brooks and starring Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Khan, Gregory Hines, Sid Caesar, Cloris Leachman, and Orson Welles. Language(4/5): "F**k" is used about 12 times. Racial slurs are used particularly in the Roman scenes, including "n*war", "c*conut", "chr***-killer", and "f***ot", mostly satirical. Other milder language includes "s**t", "son of a b**ch", "a**hole", "a**", "pr**k", "bastard", "piss", "J*s*s Chr**t", "damn", and "hell". Crude humor. Sex(3/5): Several scenes of male bare buttocks. A king sexually harasses several women, groping them and trying to have sex with them as he pleases. Cleavage and revealing female outfits. Tons of sexual references including verbal jokes about m*sturbation, penises, homosexuality, and sadomasochism. An empress is named nympho, which is a reference to a constantly sexually obsessed woman. Extended scenes focus on pee, crude bodily functions including e***ulation and s*m*n, gang-bangs, rape, and or*ies being heavily discussed, including being set up to happen off screen. Drinking, Drugs, And Smoking(4/5): Tons of scenes focus on drug use including marijuana, crack, sniffing glue, cigarettes, alcohol use to excess with wine, and a man sniffing c*caine. One long scene involves soldiers getting high as a plot point, with the previous drugs used to excess. Violence(1/5): Slapstick violence including a horse being whipped, punches, and fake dinosaurs. Positive Messages: None. Positive Role Models And Representations: Characters are comically horrible at times. Poor representation of religion might be offensive to some. Watching Experience: Saw it first at age 10, but my Dad turned it off because of the swearing. I watched it again at 12, and we actually finished it, and I loved it. Quality(opinionated): Hilarious. The highlights were Moses' part and the roman empire, they were so well portrayed for comic relief. The writing wasn't completely pitch-perfect in every scene and the pacing wasn't too good, but it was consistently funny throughout. (My rating) R For language and crude adult humor including drug use.

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Too much sex
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age 18+

Many sexual jokes

Good movie,but there are way too many sexual jokes, Mel Brooks really relied on them in this movie and it almost ruins it. Became uncomfortable and awkward and had me keep a straight face everytime

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Too much sex
age 13+

Not my favorite of Mel Brooks' works, but still good!

Although I don't have any especially strong feelings about this one, I still like it fine, and I'm sure I'll see it many more times. I don't have too much to say about it, but I do recommend it to any Mel Brooks fan. I'm sure you'll have a good time! Be warned, though: this is Mel Brooks, so expect some (somewhat) offensive jokes, swearing, and innuendo, and, in this case, drugs. To be more specific, Jesus Christ and Moses are both shown, and while Jesus is treated with some respect, Moses isn't so lucky. Also, there is cursing and some pretty explicit innuendo (there's no way it's going to fly over kids' heads). Also, a giant joint is smoked, but it's meant for laughs (it's about 100 feet long), and I highly doubt anyone is going to want to do drugs after seeing it.

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Too much sex
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age 15+

since im only 13 my parents only let me watch about half of this

age 12+

Hilarious parody is crude, but not too strong at nowaday's standards

This is a funny satire/parody by Mel Brooks making fun of the world history. This is a movie made at the time where Mel Brooks was still funny, and so is this movie. Memorable moments are the hilarious discovery of music, the spanish inquisition in musical form or the last supper. This movie features one laughter after another - and surprisingly, they all work. Also, the idea behind this movie is far more original than most of nowaday's comedies. The movie is not too strong, and i think it would be re-rated PG-13 nowadays. There are some sex references, but no nudity. No sexual act is depicted except for an exotic dance, but she is clothed. There is a scene in which the protagonists smoke a giant joint, but it is unreallistically big and no one will be interested in drugs after watching this movie. There is some language. Thoughout the movie, there is no blood. A man throws a cat somewhere out of the screen. The same man then throws dead birds (fake) out of the window. A man shoots people who are thrown into the air as some kind of sports (again, it is clearly fake). A man is supposed to be decapitated, but he flees before it happens. The spanish inquisition features scenes in a torture chamber. However, it is very comical and no disturbing or bloody images are shown. This movie is okay for teens and up, around the age of 12.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking