Parents' Guide to

Necessary Roughness

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Awful '90s football story has hard hits, profanity, clichés.

Movie PG-13 1991 108 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Fun sports movie

Similar to Major League, although not quite as good but with less adult content (swearing, fighting).

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NECESSARY ROUGHNESS moves from one sports-movie cliché to another and revisits some of them several times, without ever finding a heart. The story and characters are so predictable and flat they're not even worth watching. Hard-core fans who like to watch players taking hard hits might not find the in-between stuff too much of an interruption but would be better off watching highlight reels. Everyone else should sit this one out. Check out our handpicked recommendations for football movies that'll really make you cheer.

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