Common Sense Media says

Wonderful father-son bonding story with language, drinking.

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(out of 7 reviews)
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Teen, 13 years old Written byThomasLovesCinema November 30, 2013

Really Good Mature Movie

The movie it's a great piece of art. An awesome story in a incredible perspective of one specific part of society. It's great how you get deep into the situation. The acting was pretty good, the script was awesome, and this a movie that doesnt need lots of bottles of tomatoe juice and meat or other things for being just for mature audience, such an awesome artistic experiencie!.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old December 24, 2013


Absolutely brilliant. Bruce Dern is incredible as the lead role. Funny, moving and brilliant. Second best movie of the year after The Conjuring
Teen, 17 years old Written byB-KMastah December 1, 2013

Why, oh why, did it try to be funny? It ruined it.

This movie is jarringly at odds with itself, almost shockingly so. The concept, beginning, and end work very very well, but the rest thoroughly tries to be funny, but it just never is. It's like the whole second act is relentlessly going against its own plot and filmmaking. The stereotypes aren't funny; actually, they're surprisingly uncomfortable, and I didn't like anyone other than Bruce Dern and Will Forte because they were annoying and mined for cheap giggles. Its pleasant to look at with its nice black and white cinematography and the acting is good, but the casting is a bit odd. (Bruce Dern should be Will Forte's grandfather, not father.) If only it was a drama, it would feel far more cohesive and far less self-polarizing. From a technical aspect, it's very good, but that aspect is casting a downcast tone, not a funny "look at my silly stereotyped family's shenanigans that are milked and mined for laughs." 6.6/10, okay, one thumb in the middle, average, etc.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byKrazyreviews March 7, 2014

Good film but may bore young kids 7.4/10

Nebraska is a black and white film. It features an old man who thinks he won $1,000,000. He keeps trying to walk out of the house to go to Nebraska. His son decides to drive him there and on the way he meets his family. Nebraska had some funny moments but some strong language. The reason it was rated r was for the use of the word c--ksucker. It is heard that the father is an alcoholic. This mature film is iffy for ages 13.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byiiRevieW December 12, 2015


This movie is a piece of art. It is a very moving tale of a father and son who embark on a journey to Nebraska to get the fathers prize which he thought he had won. It's beautiful and sad a masterpiece in film. The only thing wrong is there's some bad language.
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 14 years old Written bySuddenImpact February 23, 2014

Great Film With Six Oscar Nominations

I just saw Nebraska yesterday and it was amazing. There was a good share of funny parts and sad parts. This year it has Six Oscar Nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. The only reason the film received and R Rating is because of two uses of the f-word. There's also some more mild language but not too much to worry about. If you haven't seen this movie I highly recommend that you do.
Teen, 17 years old Written byBestPicture1996 January 15, 2014

Hilarious and very authentic feeling!

Growing up in a small-ish town like the one Woody and David did, I can tell you that the scenes involving the local yokels, especially June Squibb's cemetery scene, were hilarious and spot-on. People really do just sit around, talking about nothing. This movie really, really grew on me, Dern was great as a man whose been kind all his life and doesn't say much, Forte is solid as son, the real compassionate character of the film, and Squibb is hysterical as Kate, she has the film's best lines. Not that much language really, this could have easily been a PG-13. I'm glad to say Alexander Payne's hit it out of the park once again!