It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

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

age 8+

It's a long, long, long, long classic comedy chase-epic.

G 1963 154 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 10+

Mad About It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

This movie is good clean humor with an unparalleled comic cast hamming it up in a movie with an outrageous plot as a vehicle. Just good fun that incorporates a moral message along the way, completely inobtrusively and in an upbeat manner. No nudity, violence, swearing, or explosions. Where else can you see Mickey Rooney, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Jimmy Durante, Spencer Tracey, Milton Berle, Jonathan Winters, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry Thomas, Buster Keaton, and Ethel Merman in one film, with small uncredited spots with Jerry Lewis and Jack Benny?! If you want to see all the best comedians of the mid-20th century in one film, see this (and Around the World in 80 Days is a pretty good effort in a similar genre).
age 8+

Silly and Exciting

Our family really enjoyed this one for movie night. The fact that it was jam packed with stars from the '60s and '50s was totally lost on them. Lots of laughs and slapstick.

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