Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Concert film of Queen B's Coachella set has salty language.

NR 2019 137 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 12+

Amazing music and show of Black culture

I watched this with my 11 year old and we loved it. Seen not only as a concert film but as an expression of the black triumphs and female empowerment it is important. There is definitely a lot of language and sexually explicit lyrics (as with a lot of popular music) and dancing but gosh, the talent is awesome. Beyoncé also sourced the dancers and musicians from HBCUs.
age 16+

Very very disappointing

WHY WHY do talented performers feel compelled to lower the IQ of their performance by the inclusion of swear words and shouting taunts of “suck on my balls, balls!” Yes, Beyonce, that was the end of the movie for our family. We could slide by the references of yourself as a “bitch” and the other noxious words, but that was the final straw, (and we were only 15 min into the movie?). By believing her audience wants to hear vulgar language, she lowers herself into the pool of mediocre performers who lean too heavily on low-class vocabulary. SKIP this movie parents.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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