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Parents' Guide to

The Player (1992)

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Noir masterpiece has nudity, lots of strong language.

Movie R 1992 124 minutes
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age 15+

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age 15+
I dont like the idea of censoring things such as sex, profanity, and violence in films. And there are some sexual moments in this movie. Thats not something that should stop kids watching this. However in order for them to have an actual appreciation for it, its better for them to be a bit older and have an understanding of the film indiustry.
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This is the one with Robert Altman's famous eight-minute opening scene, a beautifully orchestrated, continuous tracking shot that perfectly sets up the rest of this thrilling noir crime drama. It's the head of the snake devouring itself as The Player draws the viewer into an endless circle. The performances are great. The script is a rock solid, sly, and clever framework for Altman's devilish digs at the Hollywood studio system.

It's a must-see for film buffs, who'll enjoy peeling away the layers of references, in jokes, Altman's masterful display of technique, to say nothing of the sheer fun of seeing so many cameos and so many terrific performances. But even if it didn't have all that, it also works as a taut, suspenseful crime drama in the great film noir tradition. Mature teens who can handle the nudity and strong language may not get all the in jokes, but they'll enjoy sinking their teeth into the world of movie-making while they're kept on the edge of their seats right to the end.

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