Kid reviews for Rushmore

Common Sense says

Quirky '90s comedy has profanity, sex, underage drinking.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 8 reviews
Teen, 16 years old Written byRainy Day October 21, 2010


"Rushmore" is a quirky, indie gem of a movie, written and directed by nice-guy director Wes Anderson. The movie centers around a nerdy high-school playwright named Max Fischer who swears, lies, and manipulates others to fulfill his various ends, but at heart he's an honest kid who's been deeply affected by his mother's death and the way the world treats him. The film has its own handmade aesthetic, treating audiences to the full dosage of Wes Anderson's trademark style. Though the movie is undoubtedly an acquired comedic taste, it has a moving undertone and plenty of inappropriate sight gags to laugh at in its scant running time. (There are numerous instances of strong language-- f-words and the like. As well, some sex acts are mentioned briefly in dialogue, though not often enough to label the picture a "sex comedy." In short, this is a coming-of-age tale that rewards audiences and stimulates discussion moments after the slow-motion credits. Go see it.

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Kid, 12 years old March 16, 2013


Rushmore is rated R but mainly because of language and sexual references most kids who have seen it probably didn't like it or kids who have never seen it don't have any interest in it

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Teen, 14 years old Written byRedfire July 10, 2014

Really Powerful Movie

This movie is a GREAT family movie! Some of the conversations, such as hand job is used quite a bit, will go over young kids heads. Max is a good role model because he works hard to found clubs that he likes. Positive messages include working hard and helping others. Language can be a little intense, f word used three or four times, sometimes its hard to make out. My suggested MPAA rating: Language including sexual references and brief nudity

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Teen, 15 years old Written bybubbo April 9, 2008
Quirky, amusing, and entertaining. An all-around good comedy! I'd say that it barely earns its R-rating, there's a couple of f-words and some sexual references, but that's it.
Teen, 14 years old Written byTruePineapple July 13, 2018
Kid, 10 years old June 28, 2018

One of my favs!

Rushmore is a phenomenal movie, with extraordinary acting and dialogue. The "November" scene is about as great as film gets. However, it is very salty. It contains references to handjobs, fingering and banging. The bare-breasted centrefolds are literally nothing to worry about, though. The language is strong with about 15 f-words. Once the f-word is used sexually and in a very innapropriate way. The violence is nothing at all to worry about, and there is no drug content.

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Kid, 10 years old January 21, 2019

Not the best Wes Anderson film but still good.

Well, first of Rushmore is really quirky. Second some bad language some F bombs and middle fingers also the S word. As for sex there is a brief seen in a teachers class room where they talk about sex, Bill Murray talks about skinny dipping, and there is a shot of bare breasts. There is not much violence but lots of smoking. Your kids may not enjoy how quirky it is though so I would wait till there about 12 or older.
Teen, 14 years old Written byTherealdirtydan December 27, 2018

Wes Anderson has done better

Good but wes Anderson has had much better camerawork in other films and really his only notable cast member was bill Murray. It was fine and was still pretty funny and charming.