Revenge of the Nerds

Movie review by Ellen Dendy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Racy college comedy has heart; OK for older teens.

R 1984 90 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

R rated for nudity language and drugs

Sex 5/5 Language 4/5 Violence 2/5 Drugs alcohol and smoking 4/5

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Amazing 80s movie!

This Movie is a hilarious 80s classic that is definitely a recommendation in my opinion. It’s really funny, and a great feel good movie with the moral of telling others how the nerds take revenge on the popular people after all they did to them. However there is lots of swearing and consumerism of drugs and alcohol, which is supported by teachers in the movie. There are also many sexual references as well. The nerds put up secret cameras in the girls’ room, and when they get undressed, full frontal nudity is shown of several women for several seconds. Do not listen to any of the 8+ or 12+ reviews as they are completely wrong. Overall it’s a Fantastic movie well worth watching, but for much older teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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