Parents' Guide to

Run Lola Run

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

'90s German crime drama has violence, language.

Movie R 1999 81 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

Exciting and unpredictable from start to finish

I told my daughter as little as possible about this before we watched it (I had already seen it and deemed it completely appropriate) and I was glad I did. Seeing her reactions to all of the twists and turns was a real delight. Truly, I don't think there has been a movie this unpredictable and just flat-out fun as this one in a long time. There's a little stuff about pregnancy and a baby conceived during an affair, some language here and there and a brief couple of shots (about 2 seconds worth) of S&M but that's about it. Exciting from start to finish and perfectly fine for 12 and up or more mature 11 year olds.
age 15+

Tame for an R rating!

This is for sure an edgy PG-13, making it OK for 15 and up. You want to know as little about this movie as possible before going into it, I was thoroughly surprised and caught off guard by it! It has a startlingly original premise, and solid acting by characters...well, let's just say characters you get fairly familiar with by the end of 80 minutes of running, techno rave music and a gangster named Ronnie. Fast paced, great action, music, screenplay...a really extraordinary import!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Teenagers with a taste for the offbeat may enjoy this thriller. Although it's from the '90s and it may seem a bit dated, there's still a lot to keep audiences interested. It's fun to watch, with a lot of very clever jump cuts and effects, and it can be a nice jolt for teens who are used to pedestrian big-budget filmmaking. It's dark, though, and the violence might be too much for sensitive teens. Families who watch together can talk about the butterfly effect and how seemingly small choices can make a huge difference.

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