Monster's Ball

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

This brutal movie is for adults only.

R 2002 101 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 16+

Monster' Ball

Monster's Ball is an adult film that deals with very serious and emotional subject matters. Sex: a very strong and long sex scene between the two main characters with lots of nudity, moaning and thrusting. Another strong scene with prostitution with nudity. Violence: a man shoots himself, quite graphic. A child is run over, sad and graphic. Execution scene which is intense and strong. Quite a lot of swearing, racist language. A woman smokes and drinks throughout.
age 17+


This is a gritty real-life movie. No good messages. There's violence, degrading racial references, an extremely vivid sex scene no one under the age of 21 should see. If you watch this with your kids, you just might be a bad parent.

This title has:

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

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