State of Play

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

age 16+

Mature, well-acted thriller mixes violence and politics.

PG-13 2009 132 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

We enjoyed this movie - very good acting & storyline.

For most part we liked this movie. We prefer less bad language , but given the rating pg-13 about the norm of today's rating system . We find this combination of actors excellent together. And kept us all intertained , made for a nice Sun evening.
age 12+

Good Movie

Good movie. There are two f**ks and some other words like B***h, S**t, and Da*n it. There is violence that is minor and some sexy stuff. One of the 'f' words is played for laughs, because Helen Mirren is mad and says "F**k you ver much". But Russel Crowe and Rachel McAdams are good roll models because they investigate crimes and help make the world a good place. But it isn't a good message because there is killing and yelling.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love thrillers and politics

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