Menace II Society

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Intense '90s film about oppression has violence, drugs.

R 1993 98 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

One of the best in the Hood movies. But not for children

It's the 1990s LA, way more violent than LA is today. The film portrays the life in the ghetto, and this movie does it quite well. The violence is realistic bloody & hard to watch, especially for children. And since the movie is based on the hood life, then expect a lot of cussing. I would guess there's over 200 f bombs throughout the film. N word is said multiple times as well as many other cuss words. As harsh of an R rating this movie is, surprisingly there's no nudity. Does Menace 2 Society have a good message? Yes it does, and after viewing this movie, you'll certainly think twice about living the thug life!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Very Good Movie With Extreme Violence

Menace II Society is a very good movie, but it is not for young children. The movie is set in the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles in the early 90's. Guns, cursing, blood, gore, sex, racism, drivebys, smoking, drugs, and other inappropriate themes are frequently shown in the movie. The film can be shown to very MATURE teens, but I wouldn't recommend the film to any child under 15.

This title has:

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

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