The Godfather is no doubt one of the greatest films of all time. It is original, well written, a great story, and has superb actors. However, in our house, the rule was you had to wait until 8th grade to watch it. The violence really is not "action" it is very graphic and bloody. Plus, one of the things my sister always complained about was that it makes gangsters look like good or respectable people. That may be concerning for some parents. The sex is only graphic in one scene, and it is a brief scene in which all you see is breasts. The only other scene is that of a scene of clothed sex implied through gestures and moaning. However, the film is great and you should definitely show it to your kids when you think they are the right age.