Scooby-Doo

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Too scary for most kids, too dumb for most teens.

PG 2002 86 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 62 reviews

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age 5+
It is not scary! It is so awesome...... especially Scooby and Shaggy they are so funny
age 12+

Rated 12A (sexual & drug-related humour).

MAIN ISSUES - There are sexual references, innuendo and rude humour sprinkled throughout. The strongest examples of this are: a male character, who has accidentally entered a female body, comments on the fact the he can "look at myself naked", and then proceeds to look down the woman's top at her breasts and smiles - the woman is later shown to be accidentally in the man's body, and tells him to stop touching her; in another scene, a man tells a woman that "dorky chicks like [her] turn [him] on too"; a man says that he doesn't go anywhere that involves the word "hydrocolonic"; a character says to a man that he doesn't have the "scrote for this job"; a woman says that a man has "pawed [her] for half an hour"; a man says to a misbehaving dog that it is the "most embarrassing thing [he's] done since [he] decided to clean [his] beans". There are also some drug related jokes, including sight of smoke coming from an open-top van implying characters are smoking marijuana, when in fact they are cooking food. Another character tells a man her name is "Mary-Jane", and he comments that it is his favourite name; the name is a slang term for marijuana. In another scene, a person who has had his soul sucked from his body, tells another character that "someone must have spiked [his] root bear", and that someone needs to talk him down. OTHER ISSUES - There are scary scenes throughout, and frequent mild threat, usually punctuated with moments of comedy. There is a scene of mild violence when a wrestler and a woman have a fight, in which there are punches and kicks to the head, although it is tonally rather comedic and unrealistic. There is also occasional mild language ("bee-atch", "crap", "ass" etc). 12A - Parental Advisory, some scenes may be unsuitable for children under 12. Contains some content generally suitable for persons aged 12 years and over, and parents/guardians are strongly advised to watch the film with any person below that age.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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