The Outsiders

Movie review by Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Coppola's take on classic book has strong violence.

PG-13 1983 114 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 142 reviews

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age 12+

Stay Gold, Ponyboy. Stay Gold.

This is my second favorite movie of all time, and probably my most watched. I have the lines memorized. The nice thing about this is, it stays true to the book. I read the book first which helped me to understand the backstory more. I first watched this when I was in 8th grade (about 12/13 years old). It doesn't sugar coat anything. It's raw, emotional, intellegent, and is one of the most brilliant YOUNG cast ensombles to ever be shown on screen. C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio (you know, The Karate Kid before he was The Karate Kid), Matt Dillion, Rob Lowe and Emillio Estevez (of the infamous 80s "brat pack", Diane Lane, Patrick Swayze, even Tom Cruise before he made it big. I recommend this movie. Hands down. Yeah, yeah, so there is some bad language (nothing obscene, grotesque, or demeaning), some teen smoking/drinking, and a rumble, but that's nothing compared to what kids see in magazines, video games, cartoons, or television shows. It's a good family movie, in the way it teaches no matter how hard life may seem, family bonds conquer all.

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age 13+

Great movie!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

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