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Parents' Guide to

The Dead Pool

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Violent '80s cop drama with blood and drugs.

Movie R 1988 91 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Not Violent

its not violent

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (1 ):

The Dead Pool reliably follows the formula of the Dirty Harry police dramas, and some might find that repetition tedious. As always, Harry must fight his superiors on the force as well as the criminals threatening the public. The formula becomes more difficult to ignore as the franchise continues, but mostly solid performances and nonstop action here make the predictability more forgivable.

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