The Goonies

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Classic '80s adventure has lots of swearing, some scares.

PG 1985 114 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 96 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 154 reviews

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age 13+

I Can’t Believe this is rated PG!

We were looking forward to watching this with our 8 year old, 10 yr old, 12 yr old and 14 yr old but now i remember why I couldn’t remember anything from this movie from when I watched it as a kid— my parents probably didn’t let me watch the whole thing and I didn’t let my kids watch the whole thing either. The hanging dead body should have been my first clue. We turned it off when the “scary thing was chained up and being tortured”. We should have turned it off at the “sexual torture devices” part but I thought it’d get better. It didn’t.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
6 people found this helpful.
age 8+

unforgettable fun

sure, there's some stuff inappropriate for kids by today's standards but it's a classic; still enjoyed by kids of all ages. Parent's won't be bored. the positives outweigh the negatives here. it's worth it. TIP: distract the little ones for 5 minutes when Chunk goes into the Fennellis "restaurant" otherwise that part (although hysterical) could be scary.

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Great messages
2 people found this helpful.

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