Paper Moon

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Tatum O'Neal's smoke- and booze-filled caper.

PG 1973 102 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Excellent story

Excellent film made by a terrific director. An unlikely friendship and alliance between two interesting and fascinating characters. It is set in a different era, so should not be equated with current norms. It is a classic film and a heartwarming story.
age 18+

terrible piece of trash

I thought this movie was a terrible piece of trash that portrays the worst kind of moral relativism. My problem isn't the language, drinking or smoking. I've practice plenty of all those things. My problem is with the glorification of lying, cheating and stealing. The co-stars are bilking widows out of money at a vulnerable time, and egging each on to con nice folks. Yes, the movie was beautifully filmed and the actors did a nice job. No, this movie is not for families, or anyone else who is interested in honesty, virtue or consideration of others.

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