Once Upon a Time in America

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Complex gangster epic has strong violence, sex.

R 1984 251 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

A really really long well told story

Long. I mean really long. Like really, really, really long. A bit convoluted, but Leone keeps us in it, like he does in most of his films. Where the film loses it a little is that it is a Western-esque story set in New York and that doesn't translate as smoothly, especially when it comes to the violence portrayed against women. Leone's work still captures an energy of the US when things feel both possible and bleak.
age 16+

Must be old enough but otherwise a great movie

Great movie, but some raw/graphic scenes of drugs/rape. Profanity language is not great either. However if you know this going in and are wise enough to get the theme of the movie then it is a must watch if you enjoy gritty gangster flicks.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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