Parents' Guide to

The Color of Money

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

A gamble that teens will get this adult's movie.

Movie R 1986 119 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

The absolute worst movie in the world

If you want to watch this movie, be ready to puke. It is more boring than watching paint dry. It has lots of swearing and some brief nudity. If you like boring movies, this we’ll be your favorite thing in the world.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

It’s rated R and is obviously unwholesome

It’s anxiously for 18 plus audiences And is not only a cliffhanger of no expectation, but a serious waste of viewing time And another question is why does the review on here say 9 years old plus and 14 years old plus ?? It’s rated R It’s obviously not okay for anyone under 18 to see it! Let alone a 15 or 10 year old

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (2):

What's stunning about the film is the complexity Newman lends Eddie; he's likable and charming, even when he's being all Machiavellian. If any other actor were playing Eddie, he would have come across as a snake. Instead, the viewer ends up rooting for him and wishing him well. That's no small feat for a character and a film that seems on the surface to be about "greed is good" morality.

Because The Color of Money is really about a man coming to terms with his life, the true drama of the film will probably be lost on teens and younger viewers. They may, however, still enjoy the machismo involved in playing high-stakes pool.

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