The Client

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

age 14+

Plucky, terrorized boy at heart of legal thriller.

PG-13 1994 121 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+


We gave it a try and were quickly embarrassed as the movie starts with a string of profanities from the mouths of adults and children alike. We hoped it would get better, but it does not. Violence was very difficult, too, as it deals with suicide and children in life/death situations.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 11+

Very Good book, Very Good Movie, Prepare for language!

This movie is based on John Grisham's #1 best-selling novel. The content is a little bit rocky. Typical moderate words (sh-t, b---h, ba----d, a--, go------t) are used throughout. Kids smoke and flashes middle finger. Perfect for Pre-teens to watch with parents!

Movie Details

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