The Green Hornet

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Superhero "bromance" is funny but overly childish.

PG-13 2011 119 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 41 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 77 reviews

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age 12+

Green Hornet Review

It was a good movie but the main character was a jerk until the very end. He didn't fully redeem himself but he got better.

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age 12+

The green hornet

I think the Commonsense review is about right for this movie re: language, sexual content etc. but parents should also be aware that there is quite a lot of killing in this movie. In one particular scene that is disturbing to viewers on the younger side, innocent people are killed simply for wearing green. The violence in the scene is more implied than graphic (although the silhouette of thugs beating someone to death is quite disturbing) and the dead bodies all lined up in a row is also quite confronting.

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Too much violence

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