Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

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

age 8+

The best of the original series, but the most intense, too.

PG 1980 124 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 47 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 177 reviews

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age 8+

Lots of adrenaline for my kid

My 8 year old loved it. He's been reading about Star Wars in books and in the LEGO Star Wars universe so he knew a lot about it. He was pretty upset a couple of times because he's new to live-action "grown up" movies but he also really loved the story. Obviously every kid is different, but mine seemed ready for Star Wars around 8 and it's been intense for him but very fun. Lots of war and violence, no gore. Beautiful film.

This title has:

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Too much violence

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