Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Another fat suit for Murphy, another bad movie.

PG-13 2007 102 minutes

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age 13+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 13+

Based on 67 reviews

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It’s not even good garbage. Because that does exist. The stuff Mel Brooks used to do? In 1974, you could make a movie like Blazing Saddles and use Stereotypes to show how hurtful they are with comedic effect. Murphy did some of that in Coming To America. But this is not either one of those films. It’s a shame, because Eddie Murphy will draw some people to this stinker with pure name recognition thanks to his performances in the Shrek movies or Doctor Doolittle, but a family film this is not. There are no explicit sex scenes that I recall, nor drug use, but there is Wiley Coyote style violence and sex is talked about frequently. Language includes “bitch,” “ass,” “bitch-ass,” and variations of the same. Can your 13-year old watch it? Sure. Should they? No, and not even because of the awful stereotypes, lack of positive messages or roll models, the language, or the raunchy humor. Honestly, it just isn’t very good or funny.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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