Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Rushmore Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 16+

Quirky '90s comedy has profanity, sex, underage drinking.

R 1998 93 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 17 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+
age 15+

Great movie!

Probably wes’s second best. I love this. It’s my Rushmore. The parents should worry about the content though. Strong sexual language and references to banging, handjobs, fingering, and other sexual things. Some brief nudity of bare breasts with vaginas covered by shells. A scene of attempted sexual assault. This is very sexually intense as the woman throws the man off her and they exchange explicit sexual dialogue. Other sex jokes throughout. The violence is mild, with some punches, some B.B. gun shootings, and some nosebleeds. The language is quite bad with 8 uses of fuck (one used sexually, mind), and several other bad words. Great and brilliantly acted, highly recommend.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate