Sucker Punch

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Impressive effects, but mixed messages about women.

PG-13 2011 109 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 72 reviews

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age 15+

Very demoralising for women

Started watching this. Strange and disturbing storyline. Very demoralising as the women are shown to be prostitutes. Have to dance for the men within the 'mental institution'. Although whats shown isn't very graphic, what is implied is provocative and sexualises women as objects to be used by men. Main character named 'Babydoll' which is strange. Scene where man attacks woman and forces himself on her. This is later discussed and implies something of a sexual nature. Not suitable for under 15s and for anyone easily affected by disturbing storylines or involving prostitution. In my opinion not worth watching, felt uncomfortable from the start.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+


The violence in this movie is minimum, as the girls only suffer from scrapes and bruises in their 'fights.' I watched this with my younger cousins (8,9) who also fully enjoyed the movie and its girl-power. I remember when the movie first came out and all these guys were upset because they thought they were going to watch a movie about girls in mini-skirts, not knowing they were fighting misandry along the way. If you have a problem with this movie, I'm not saying you have stuff to personally work on but...

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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