North by Northwest

Movie review by David Gurney, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Witty Hitchcock thriller piles on suspense and innuendo.

NR 1959 131 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 23 reviews

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age 15+

A true classic, unlike Citizen Kane

Unlike Citizen Kane, North by Northwest is a true cinematic masterpiece that has clever dialouge. It truely blends Comedy and Drama while still being a movie that should be taken seriously. I think older children would be better though, solely because of some brief images of violence, and older audiences are more likely to follow and understand it

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 11+


Great Movie 11+

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