Star Trek: First Contact

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Intense, gory Starfleet adventure earns series' first PG-13.

PG-13 1996 111 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Fine except for that one scene...

Fairly standard sci-fi violence with movie gore (this is not just an episode from television). The Borg Queen is the riskiest aspect for families. She’s designed with bare-shoulders sensuality and the writers “went there” by having her (basically) seduce Data with provocative language and a full-screen kiss. Our kids (12 & 9) still get very uncomfortable by on-screen things having to do with sensuality so I quickly tried to fast forward past the scene. The story itself is fun and the drinking is mostly played for laughs even if it’s worth a deeper analysis of alcoholism as a disease. Overall, our budding Trek fans in the household really liked the movie..
age 12+

The Best TNG Film. Excellent flick, deserving of PG-13 rating.

Not as gory as Wrath of Khan, but it has it’s moments. Excellent movie.

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