Parents' Guide to

Legends of the Fall

By Afsheen Nomai, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Tween girls will swoon over this tear-jerker.

Movie R 1994 133 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Great Movie. Consists of bloody war violence, Some sex/nudity, and little profanity.

Very good Movie, some gory scenes including war violence. One scene of the main character holding his brothers heat for an Indian sacrifice. Little sex/nudity. One sex scene including women's bare breast and mans bare buttox. Some kissing. For the MPAA R rating there was little to know profanity. Only a couple uses of "fuck" some uses of "shit". And a couple "godamns." Overall a great movie. Anyone over 14 should be able to watch it fine.
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Is It Any Good?

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Legends of the Fall goes a long way to preserve as many stereotypes about settlers in the Wild West as it can, including Native Americans, and the treatment of women in that era. While Hopkins does a good turn as the firm yet emotionally vulnerable father, the rest of the cast is less than stellar. This goes double for Pitt, though the gratuitous shots of his upper torso that appear throughout the film are what made it a major box office hit.

Best viewed on a big screen TV for its breathtaking Academy-Award winning cinematography (we're not talking about Brad's personal landscape), Legends of the Fall is undoubtedly a chick flick. Though unfortunately, women in this film do not fare very well.

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