My Favorite Martian

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

age 8+

A terrible movie -- beware.

PG 1999 94 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 9+

You need to consider supervising young kids.

There are some innuendos in this movie. Young kids may not understand some stuff.
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+


I messed up. That long review by E-man, listed as a "kid review", should have been attributed to me, but I forgot to log out of my son's account before writing my own. The shorter E-man review is his.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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