Parents' Guide to

The King's Speech

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Superb drama about overcoming fears is fine for teens.

Movie R 2010 111 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 65 parent reviews

age 12+

Great Oscar winning about overcoming fears.

This film is so uplifting. Although🤨. Does contain the f and s word a lot and also a lot of smoking. Aussie’s and Brit’s forever😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 16+

I LOVED this movie!!

I watched this with my grandma and my great aunt, both of which thought that I would love the movie. My grandma knew that my parents would flip if they knew I had seen the movie with them. My mom is pretty strict when it comes to movies. I watched this IN JANUARY! I JUST TURNED 18. The only reason why I would not be allowed to watch this movie is because of the scene where the main character is at the speech therapist and is yelling "F**K" over and over again. But, this is an AMAZING MOVIE!!!!

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (65):
Kids say (127):

It is a singularly gratifying experience to watch this film's three stars -- Firth, Bonham Carter, and Rush -- do what they do best: act. It's like watching a master class. They disappear into their characters and make them both interesting and understandable. That's not always the case with films about royalty. Often, they're a visual (and unremarkable) summary of what we know from books; here, they fascinate with their trials, triumphs, and, most of all, humanity. And for a movie steeped in a feel-good message -- "You don't need to be afraid of the things you were afraid of when you were 5," intones one man -- it's far from clichéd.

Credit, too, goes to director Tom Hooper and screenwriter David Seidler, who himself conquered a stutter and was inspired by the king. They have created characters so rich that they compel viewers to rush to the Web for some post-viewing research. We know a lot about today's royals, but they don't hold a candle to their predecessors -- or at least to the ones portrayed here. The movie makes history and self-help irresistible. Bottom line? The King's Speech is superb.

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