A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to adultery.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie won't be of much interest to kids, but there's little objectionable material. There is social drinking and a character says, "I'd have a whiskey if I were you" before giving bad news. The main characters in the movie are criminals, and families may want to talk about what makes them believe that this behavior is acceptable. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
SMALL TIME CROOKS has something of a fairy tale quality to it, as when the characters get what they wished for it was not what they had in mind. The small-time crooks learn that when you are rich there are big-time crooks to worry about. And at least some of the characters learn that what matters is the people you love. Ullman and Grant are fun to watch, but the real standout performance is Elaine May as Frenchy's dim-witted cousin.
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.