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age 10+

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age 15+

Not what it is chalked up to be

This movie is an attempt to try and connect children with the world of Rock ‘n’ Roll but ultimately exposes viewers, and especially children, to toxic stereotypes and a number of illegal situations involving children. I understand that this was done in an attempt at humor, but themes of impersonating others, adults lying, adults encouraging children to go against and lie to their parents, and adults using children as a means to ultimately achieve their personal goals is not a message children should be exposed to. For example, there is a scene where a group of children go with the teacher in his van and leave campus all in the dark of the principle and the children’s parents. This movie makes light of inappropriate conduct from adults in a child’s world and should be shown with an understanding of what all this movie includes.
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age 13+

contains sexist and sexually explicit content

This movie is more for adults than it is for kids, and it's not even entertaining. Maybe if you like butt rock. But there IS sexually explicit language despite the rating, including one of the school girls saying she does not want the position of "groupie" in the band because they're sluts and "all groupies do is sleep with the band members." Many references to women being hot, and the women characters are also poorly portrayed as stereotypes, ie uptight, meddling girlfriend who kills her boyfriend's dreams and unfeeling, tightly wound school marm principle. I was forced to give it an age rating but really I don't think sexist, sexually demeaning language is appropriate for any kids and of course doesn't actually add anything to the movie.
4 people found this helpful.
age 8+

Funny & fun for all! May get kids interested in music.

Enjoyable for the whole family. Really funny and charming. Sure, there's some language but overall it's more on par with what would have been PG when we were kids. It's really well done, the quality is top notch (it's Richard Linklater) so adults that aren't extremely uptight will enjoy themselves immensely and most kids will too. The parents (or grandparents) will likely enjoy the music more than the kids (it's classic rock, 70s/80s hard rock) WARNING: Kids may want to take up an instrument after watching this. That's great except there's a real life School of Rock (100+ locations worldwide) that charges $$$.

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age 9+

School of rock , rocks!

while the main character is not really a good role model (as a teacher ) and starts the flim only thinking about himself .He does have a very possitve effect on the children.Apart from that its just a really cool and fun family movie!
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age 10+

One observation

It’s a fun movie. I did want to say- I think the Common Sense review missed a statement in their reviews- in banter near the beginning, Jack Black’s roommate gets called a “cross-dressing satanic sex god” It’s in context to when he used to play in a rock and roll band before he gave up music.
age 10+

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age 8+

age 13+

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Too much swearing
age 10+

ROCK N' ROLL!!!!!

REALL GOOD AND FUNNY MOVIE AND IS HIGHLY AIMED FOR KIDS AND ROCK N' ROLL LOVERS!!! But... there is language like a*s used 5 times and sex, and sexy used multiple times during class Dewey Finn talks about sex and punks there is some drinking (principal gets drunk) but overall I think its appropriate for kids age 10.

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age 9+

Ok for sensitive young ones

The PG-13 makes sense but if your kid is okay with a few bad words and can understand that Jack Black isn’t supposed to be a straightforward role model, this is delightful, warm-hearted fun—inspiring even, and with good values of togetherness and loyalty and inclusiveness. AND Richard Linklater directed!