Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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

age 17+

Tarantino's entertaining but violent movietown epic.

R 2019 161 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 51 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 68 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Good story despite gruesome scenes

The story takes place in the same time as the infamous Manson murders and plot hits along points relating to that real life story. If you (or your child) are disturbed by those murders, this movie isn't for you (or your child). I was plesantly surprised by the lack of actual violence in this film. This director usually has excessive violence in his films. However, most of the violence in this movie was portrayed as just special effects for fictional films. Smoking is almost constant in the film, but it feels accurate to the time period. Drinking is also prominent, but didn't seem glamorized and one scene even shows a character fighting internally with his drinking problem (only to continue drinking later in the film, however). The story and characters in this film are top-notch. The 2 main characters have a deep, supportive friendship that is deeply touching. There are young girls who are portrayed as intelligent and independent, and they are surprisingly and refreshingly respected by some otherwise gruff characters. Altogether a very good movie, but research the director's work beforehand so you have a bit of an idea what to expect.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 14+

Gores Violence but good

Honestly, this film is great. the violence is quite harsh with a bloody ending as a girl gets her head [email protected] against a wall, dog attacks and bloody attacks shown on screen. also flamethrower used and people burning to death it’s not as bad as you think it is. Also lots of swearing and often drinking, smoking and kissing. If your kid is mature enough and can handle gore, you could probably watch this film. It’s probably one of the easier to watch Tarentino films

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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