Sling Blade

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Intense family drama with strong language, some violence.

R 1996 134 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 13+

Surprising message

I watched this with my Dad at a young age and it’s one of our favorites. I have now watched it with my 10 and 12 year old and while yes, there is language and inappropriateness from one character in the beginning describing his preferences in female grooming patterns, and disappointment when the female was in fact a male.... there is no blood or gore. The age rating- what language are you comfortable with? The R rating is a bit much in my opinion. I think it’s more of a PG-13. I’ve watched PG-13s that have carried much heavier content. The character bond is touching and relatable. My kids loved it and will now joke with their grandfather and I about it for years to come. Mustard and biscuits and French fried potatoes may even be on the menu this week.
age 16+

Awesome movie

This is one of my favorite movies, ever, but definitely not for kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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