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Parents' Guide to

Kingsman: The Secret Service

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Brash, witty spy film is packed with over-the-top violence.

Movie R 2015 129 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 79 parent reviews

age 18+

Sex reference at the end is TOTALLY inappropriate-

I watched this with my teenage son. Good cast. Not my type of movie but I can see the appeal.. Horrified at the ending.. I don't think I've ever written a review in my life but this really made me angry- If you plan to watch this with your kids, fast forward and watch the ending first- I wish I had.. unbelievable and SO unnecessary and irresponsible..
age 18+

I loved the movie but it could be +16 if the last minutes didn’t exist

There is A LOT of violence but not really bloody (hidden blood most of the time). But don’t get me wrong, not gore but very explicit violence, body exploring, dismemberments, but no much blood. There were some cursing, but until the end, was “ok”. The last minutes are what takes this movie a 17+ to a 18+. That said, for adults it was surprisingly good. Final “joke” about anal sex (and clearing showing the backside of a girl getting ready for anal sex) was tasteless and unnecessary.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (79 ):
Kids say (146 ):

It's been a long while since a movie of this genre satisfied so much with wit and joy. For those who love film and all that is cinematic, Kingsman: The Secret Service is delightful fun. Director Matthew Vaughn's love for spy films and for this production is so unmistakable that you can't help but be swept up in it. Every character, every frame, and nearly every line of dialogue is delivered with glee. It's brash and bold and full of cheek.

And it's no copycat. Nearly every spy thriller cliche is turned on its head here and milked for maximum amusement. (A sequence unveiling all the secret weaponry is a pleasure.) The plot is somewhat original, or at least interesting, and the stars are great. That said, a few points off for saddling the villainous (and enjoyable) Jackson with a lisp -- it's a cheap shot -- and for the constant (albeit cartoonish) violence that enjoys itself a little too much. The mayhem is over the top, and Vaughn relies too much on the slo-mo. And there's a crass joke at a princess' expense that feels like nothing more than sexist junk. But look past these issues, and you'll have a grand old time at the movies.

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