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Minions: The Rise of Gru

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Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
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Story of Gru's childhood looks silly; slapstick violence.
  • July 1, 2022
  • NR
  • 2022

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Minions: The Rise of Gru is a prequel/origin story about the childhood of the beloved Despicable Me lead character. Twelve-year-old Gru (Steve Carell) always knew he wanted to be the greatest villain in the world. In The Rise of Gru, he faces down the world's most dangerous criminals to claim his rightful place as a wunderkind baddie -- with his trusty (and silly) Minions by his side, of course. Like the other titles in the Despicable Me franchise, it's safe to expect peril, slapstick violence, explosions and destruction, and perhaps some rude humor and salty language. 

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For kids who love animation

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