Solo: A Star Wars Story

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Satisfying, action-packed prequel explores Han's roots.

PG-13 2018 135 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 45 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 125 reviews

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age 10+

Repetitive Language

Three cuss words, used five zillion times, though.

This title has:

Too much swearing
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age 7+

Kids can handle it, but still

My 5 going on 6 year old has been a big Star Wars fan despite my relative dissuasion -- I'd avoid most of them, but I caved on this. He enjoyed it (I wouldn't say he loved it) but I felt a real twinge of regret twice -- there's some really gratuitous violence, as when a bad guy apparently knifes someone energetically right at the moment we meet him, and then later, one of the good guys shoots another in a really painful classic Star Wars moment calculated to wring an emotional response. There is nothing redemptive about that scene -- it is pure SW gateway violence, which I think now largely defines the genre (and maybe always did). My kid was perturbed by both scenes and asked me about them. I am not sure when anyone is old enough to witness gratuitous violence -- maybe never. On the other hand he wasn't traumatised (it was all guns and chasing for the next 2 days).

This title has:

Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.

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