Parents' Guide to

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dangerous stunts, teasing, injuries aren't entertaining.

Movie PG-13 2012 80 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+
An interesting documentary/film that kids will love however definite use of s**t and f**k which I wish had been bleeped.... as my 9 year old really wanted to watch it.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 12+

Don't take life so serious.

Ok I read the other reviews and guess my family dynamic is a little different. Our family vacations are taken around extreme sports and my kids have seen Nitro Circus from the very beginning. I actually liked this movie better than the TV show. If your child is mature enough they understand the danger involved. Is it a good influence? No but it was funny.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Directed by two Nitro Circus team members, Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle, the movie's a bit confusing at the outset because of opposing tones. Pastrana earnestly tries to explain the significance of his group, claiming that they aren't deterred by the impossible. Then, in the next moment, the group members are introduced, accompanied by teasing and ridicule. As the movie unspools, the group members tease one another constantly, and it's difficult for newcomers to get to know them -- or care much about them.

The stunts are mostly effective when they go wrong, coaxing feelings of empathy for pain and human suffering. But otherwise, they're not particularly thrilling. Comparisons to the Jackass series are obvious, especially when Johnny Knoxville and Jeff Tremaine make appearances. Though not brilliant, the Jackass stunts are at least outrageous and disgusting, eliciting much stronger reactions. NITRO CIRCUS: THE MOVIE is equally dumb, and much duller to boot.

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