The Pelican Brief

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Tense Grisham-based thriller is well cast but talky.

PG-13 1993 141 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

not rated for age

Based on 1 review

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age 14+

Great Political Thriller

This is a great movie and very enjoyable if you like political/legal thrillers. It is, however, very long, and therefore younger kids or any child with a shorter attention span will lose interest. There really is pretty mild language (it does say the F* word once). Violence is mainly only implied, but there is SOME blood and quite a few people die. The scene where a murder takes place in a Porno theater has sexual noises in the background, but that is as bad as it gets. So as far as sexuality goes, it is mild. Overall, if your kids can grasp the concepts of what is going on, it is a good movie for them. As an adult, me and my wife really enjoyed it.

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