The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, is a Classic That All Kids Must Watch at the Right Age
The Good the Bad and the Ugly is a classic movie that all kids should watch at the right age. Although kids might be bored with in very slow pace and the longer than normal run time, it is worth every second to watch. The director is a very talented one who really shows the facial expressions of the talented and well known cast in extreme detail. Of course, this is a western, so expect plenty of violence 4.5/5. Plenty of shootouts as expected, but surprisingly, there isn't too much blood. But there is more than the average PG-13 rating, which is why this movie is rated R. The goriest scenes include a man's head being smashed on a rock (Blood is shown), and then getting run over by a train (No blood shown but you can see the darkened body being ran over by the train). Also a graphic scene that shows the bloody graphic injuries of a man who got wounded in the civil war (Pretty Bloody). Partially bloody corpses are shown all over a civil war battle field. A lot of the Civil War takes place in this epic. Some brutal beetings. A man is graphically sunburned. Sexual content is a 3/5. It is implied and almost nothing is shown. There are many references to ones crimes that one character has committed including illegal prostitution (Not shown). Characters are called 'whores', and one female supporting character is called a 'whore'. A brief shot of a naked male bottom. Language is quite tame (2/5), but it might be strong for some. Son of a B---h, B---h, Bas----d, h-ll, d--n and of course the sexual and suggestive references. Drinking and Drugs is a 3.5/5. Eastwood and other characters constantly smoke cigarettes. If younger viewers are watching this movie, remind them that people back then did not know the consequences of smoking and constantly died. Now we all know the consequences of smoking. There is also some heavy drinking. One character is drunk. Not much consequence is shown after the aftermath of smoking and drinking. It is treated as a 'macho' thing for men to do then. There are no positive role models (0/5) or positive messages, except showing the bloody consequences of war. But all of the characters kill, smoke, drink, and rob. There really isn't no good, no bad, and no ugly. All of them are bad. The good is more cool and cruel. The bad is bad. The ugly isn't really that ugly but he is bad. Over all this is a classic that all kids should watch at the right age. For some kids, this could be viewed at as young an age as 12, but they should watch this classic before 14. I give, The Good The Bad and the Ugly 5/5 stars for excellent performance and its well presented classic western and I believe for some kids, they might have to wait to 14, but it is your kids, and you know their limitations to blood and gore, language and sexual references. You know what they can handle. If they are 11 and they are fine with all the stuff I described in this review, then they should go for it and watch this fine classic!
My Rating: R-Western Intense Action, Some Bloody Images, Gunplay Material, Sexual References, Suggestive Content, Some Language, and Historical Drinking/Smoking
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking