Howard the Duck

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Superhero spoof is awful -- and edgier than you remember.

PG 1986 111 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 28 reviews

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age 18+

Good movie! Don't listen to stupid people complain that.

Must be 18+ or with parent's permission. Not violence much. It is all part of play. Mostly that all about romanace play and love.
age 16+

Raunchy, ridiculous, not for kids

Of course my 12 year old wants to watch this with all the recent excitement about Marvel, but after watching this again, I wouldn't let my kids watch it until about 15 or 16 years old. Topless female duck early in the movie - I wouldn't care, except they linger on the shot for a rather long time, and they took the time to make the image rather humanoid and accurate. Not for kids. There's a "Playduck" magazine early in the show as well, nothing as bad as the toplessness I just mentioned, but also not for kids; at least not for mine. There's an entire scene (several minutes) with partially clothed couples in private saunas doing things that make them moan suggestively... not for kids. Throughout the movie, there is attempted sexual assault, lots of sexual situations, a condom is shown from Howard's wallet, and a girl in lingerie attempts to get Howard to use it at another point. So, I agree that this movie is so bad it is mildly entertaining, but definitely for more mature high school kids and older; not for kids under 16 or so, I believe. To be fair, I am very conservative in what I allow my children to see. Hope this review helps somebody decide.

This title has:

Too much sex

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