The Cookout

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Avoid this gross, raunchy comedy at all costs.

PG-13 2004 90 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

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Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 3, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: January 18, 2005
  • Cast: Eve, Queen Latifah, Tim Meadows
  • Director: Lance Rivera
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: drug content, sexual references and language
  • Last updated: April 1, 2022

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