Very iffy for 14 and under - great movie!
I read the book some time ago, I LOVED it, Angie Thomas is a wonder. The movie, just as good! The acting is sensational as well. I rated it 14 plus because girls and boys under 14 could feel pretty uncomfortable watching a scene unfold with a guy pulling out a condom and sort of urging sex with the protagonist...not that the character is a bad guy or anything but it's iffy to show kids that, and by the time you're 14, you sort get the message and you're aware of what's good and bad (sorta). So 14 is a good age to watch this. There are some pretty intense and scary (for kids) themes too. A good chunk of violence, including MANY gun related scenes, a HELL lot of cursing, many references to drugs, and people are shown drinking alcohol. I do want to mention that there are some great role models here, though, like Starr, and some of others, but there's also some really nasty people here and that's one of the reason why I rated it 14+, because a lot of kids feel influenced by some behavior and this movie has some bad influences (alongside good ones). Watch it, but I recommend only mid-teens.
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking