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Parents' Guide to

Major League

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Crowd-pleasing '80s underdog sports comedy.

Movie R 1989 107 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

PG-13 for strong language and brief sexual content

The F-word is used 15-20 times and there are a few scenes where characters have sex, but they cut away before any nudity is shown. The language is really the only reason it was rated R, but your kid could probably watch the movie and be fine. None of the F-words are used in a sexual context or anything. "Pansy" is also used once, but really who cares.
age 10+

A foulmouthed film with a good heart

There are a lot of cuss words in this movie. It has almost as many swears as my kids hear in a normal visit to my parent's house. It's a funny movie about a group of folks who do well because they work together as a team.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (15 ):

Major League is a refreshingly fictional and light story about a very real team: the Cleveland Indians. It's a nice change from all the feel-good sports flicks that are usually historical dramas about the first team to overcome racism, poverty, or devastating odds.

Sheen shines as the rockin' closer with a lot of attitude. As his foil, Corbin Bernsen is perfectly vain as the all-business pro athlete who's cashing in off the field but is checked out on the field. Even 18 years after its original release, the movie is still a fun, lightweight sports flick. When Berenger leads the team to a predictable championship victory, it's impossible not to grin.

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