Parents' Guide to

King's Ransom

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Coarse comedy about kidnapping and revenge.

Movie PG-13 2005 97 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

16 and up.

king ransom is a silly funny comedy movie but a waste of time stars with Anthony Anderson with no plot to the movie and bad behavior with all that being said this movie is good enough for your older teens and parents you need to know that king ransom has some Raunchy sexual language some mild language used and Characters drink, smoke cigars and cigarettes.

This title has:

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

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All the plots of King's Ransom converge in a mostly unfunny cacophony (save for the masks worn by Angela and her two-girl crew, including Condoleezza Rice and Jesse Jackson). Identities are mistaken, promises betrayed, and stereotypes abound (Corey does business with a Chinese pawn shop owner named Miss Ho and beats up a Mexican worker at a fast food joint). The plot proceeds loudly and clumsily, leading to no lessons learned and bad behavior rewarded.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 22, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: July 26, 2005
  • Cast: Anthony Anderson, Donald Faison, Regina Hall
  • Director: Jeff Byrd
  • Inclusion Information: Black directors, Black actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 97 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual humor and language
  • Last updated: April 3, 2023

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