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Parent reviews for The Red Pill

Common Sense says

Unbalanced docu about men's rights movement.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 3 reviews
Adult Written byJane D. February 26, 2018

Commonsenesemedia's Bias Review

For a site who claims to be unbiased, you certainly have not convinced me with the rating of The Red Pill. The point of the movie was not to attack feminism, but to highlight a societal issue that isn't given any coverage. This is an excellent movie for kids to see, at least teens, because it offers a different opinion/viewpoint. In a movie that highlights men's troubles, way does Commonsensemedia feel like the movie needs to also highlight women's problems as well? Just because men are hurting, it doesn't devalue issues that women are facing. Men should see this movie because is gives a voice to issues they may have experienced. Women should see this movie because they may be completely oblivious to their biases. I want the world to be a better place for both my son and daughters. Remember Commonsensemedia, you have parent readers who do have boys. Commonseensemedia, keep your own political viewpoints to yourself and simply review the movie. Even your discussion questions completely missed the point of the movie. Even if you disagree with the point of the movie, it was well made, and it is interesting to hear a different viewpoint, and evaluate its merits for yourself.

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Adult Written byMark J f. May 30, 2018

For the Sake of Humanity, Take the Red Pill

The "Common Sense" review of this film does little justice to the source material. One can only assume that the reviewer lacks the empathy or capacity for critical thought required to question modern, 4th wave feminism, which does not seek "gender equality" but rather "gender privilege" for women. The reviewer has even done the disservice of misrepresenting two major claims from Men's Rights Activists (MRA's) in the film. First, MRA's never "admitted" that women were paid less for equal work. Yes, there is a discrepancy in the sum of all earnings between men and women. No, that does not mean that women are paid less than men for "equal work". It means that women either choose lower paying fields or choose to prioritize raising a family over career ambitions. Second, the film didn't claim (and provide evidence from the CDC) that men are victims of domestic violence "almost" as much as women. Men are victims of domestic violence as much or more often than women. According to a 2010 national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Department of Justice, in the last 12 months more men than women were victims of intimate partner physical violence and over 40% of severe physical violence was directed at men. Men were also more often the victim of psychological aggression and control over sexual or reproductive health. Despite this, few services are available to male victims of intimate partner violence. The Red Pill highlights so much of the hypocrisy prevalent in mainstream media, institutions of higher learning, and our broader public institutions which would serve as an invaluable tool for any parent who wishes for their children to learn how to think instead of what to think. Our kids are being indoctrinated at an alarming rate by the cultural Marxists in power at our public institutions and The Red Pill not only questions some of the underlying assumptions of the feminist movement, it completely dismantles them. Do humanity a favor and make this movie a required viewing for your teenage daughter or son. They will have a more well rounded view of the world we live in, and it may help lift the veil of ignorance that so many of our (millenial) generation has been living under for the last 30 years.

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Parent Written byDane P. April 5, 2018

Must see for parents to watch together with teen children that need to get grasp of adult family & sexuality problems

That is a good film that may help prevent young men to enter toxic relationships or to understand realities of future marriage in legal and social terms. For young women it is good documentary to see life from boys perspective - if they have open mind to understand that and Cassie Jay as a great role model how to fight own intolerance.

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Adult Written byno w. June 6, 2018

Amazing film

This reviewer is biased as all get out. The film, It is a nice unbiased look at what men go through. The reviewer is obviously looking at it through whatever lens they want, but it is not objective. How can you give any doc a 1 star without it being outright vile hate? You can't. Reviewer needs to grow up, they're acting like a child who got upset someone didn't agree with them. The diaper aisle is that way --->

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Parent Written byVince D. May 15, 2018

Powerful documentary

Powerful documentary which shows a different side of the gender issues discussion. Complex themes are covered, kids probably should be 12+ to understand the nuances. Some teens may find it a bit too long. It has some intense moments, cursing protesters, brief scene about male circumcision. Having said that, I found the docu interesting and thought provoking - well worth watching.
Adult Written bytaat50 October 12, 2018

"Expert review" sounds more like an angry twitter rant -- Don't take their word for it; watch it yourself.

The Red Pill is a very well put-together documentary that comes from a mostly unbiased standpoint. Perhaps that's why so many people are angry about it. The Red Pill doesn't attack feminism, but rather exposes it's weaknesses. If feminism was really about equality between both sexes, then this wouldn't be nearly so poorly received. The purpose of this documentary is to show the other side of gender inequality. It doesn't need to repeat what we've already been told about women's issues. I wouldn't recommend this show for anyone under 13, mainly because of it would be a lot to process for children and covers a lot of heavy topics, such as domestic abuse and circumcision.

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Adult Written byBen87 August 10, 2018

Cherry Picking: The Movie?

Yes, men suffer violence... at the hands of other men! Why can't Cassie Jaye say that? Because it hurts her bottom line. It's just brazen cherry picking of topics throughout. This is about as "fair and balanced" as Fox News.

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Adult Written byG Krueger October 1, 2018

Unfair review by Common Sense Media

This documentary is informative and well researched. It unveils the level of propaganda that leaders of the feminist movement impart to the general population. The response to this documentary provides evidence to support that statement. CommonSenseMedia does a disservice to their followers in their assessment.
Adult Written byTheWeeklyTALK August 29, 2018

Review is profoundly biased. Good film — critical thinking oriented.

There is so much bias about this film — which proves filmmaker Cassie Jaye's point: ideological feminists and their supporters are often blinded by their politics. This is a good film that — contrary to the reviewer — encourages critical thinking. It shows folks from both and all sides. Abandoning ideology is the great message of the film. Learning to think for yourself and attempt an objective "view from nowhere" is what THE RED PILL encourages. On that I'd give it 5 stars.
Adult Written byInCenter October 22, 2018

Fair and Balanced Review of Men's Rights Movement

This documentary is a fair and balanced review of the men's rights movement by a self-proclaimed feminist. Cassie Jaye is a brilliant and honest woman. The review given by common sense media screams bias and they should be ashamed. The overwhelming majority of audience reviews are clearly at odds with "common sense" media. Listen to Cassie's Ted talk on YouTube to understand where she's coming from.

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Adult Written bySazuri November 21, 2018

The "official" reviewer used his/her own views and did not attempt to even objectively judge the documentary

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Adult Written byPauliwonka September 30, 2018

Excellent movie covering some issues that will affect school aged children

There's a very graphic scene of a circumcision that may be traumatic for some children. (and even some adults) It's short but very intense so be forewarned. Otherwise the movie gives a great overview of the issues affecting boys as well as a counterpoint from a woman's point of view.

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Adult Written byMach17 October 25, 2018

Leave it to Shulgasser to show her political bias in her summary...

So much for unbiased reviews...It’s easy to see Shulgasser-Parker’s NYC, SF, and Chicago hivemind ideologies in her review. Skip the grain and take it with a whole PILE of salt. The best thing you can do for your children is present facts from both ends of the spectrum and let them make up their own mind—not indoctrinate them or use them as a tool for an agenda. As others have said, be prepared for language and brief circumcision clip. Not really much violence to see but it is discussed. This film is a great example of viewing the world from an alternate perspective. As Cassie, a self-acknowledged feminist discovered, even if you hold your values close to your heart, everyone’s experience is unique and you can learn a lot from a few conversations. If you disagree with the message, the worst thing that can from viewing this film is that you take nothing it and your views are reaffirmed; the best case is realizing males and females are very different yet very alike, they BOTH face issues unique to their genders and BOTH genders opinions truly matter equally.

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Adult Written byMasterU November 18, 2018

Fantastic film well researched film, dismally biased "review".

This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and equally one of the most biased reviews I've ever read. Common sense? Really? How about close mindedness and petty bias? Everybody should see this movie, one of the few movies to ever explore the men's rights movie without trying to put them down and write them off. Calls for this movie to be more balanced? Hmmm, how many feminist films ever try to show the other side of the argument? Seriously, can you think of any? Please name them if you can, as I'd like to see them. The Red Pill is a ground breaking film, and those who would try to discredit it have an agenda. I'm really heartened to see that the majority of parents and children have been smart enough and wise enough to see "Common Sense's" review for what it is: a biased and one eyed knee jerk reaction to a sensational award winning documentary. Power to the parents and children who have seen through the reviewer's lies and misdirection.

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Adult Written bypablossian February 25, 2019

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I thought this was a documentary that was constructed quite well. It informed me of many issues going on in the world that should be rectified. The reviewer of the movie is clearly biased in everything they wrote about this film. Also, if you notice I believe there were few instances where the MRA members used strong language while most of it was used by feminists. And since when did scum and feminazi become strong language?
Adult Written byFilmFan E February 11, 2019

Commonsense Media Review Missed The Point

The Red Pill unlike what the CSM review states does not delegitimise issues that affect women around the world but rather brings into light some issues which also affect men. The film is not at all saying that men are second class citizens in western society like the critic here said in this review but rather that there are also issues which affect men. Issues such as higher suicide rates, lower life expectancy, workplace deaths and the lack of support for male victims of domestic abuse. The filmmaker, Cassie Jaye, does not once say that issues that disproportionately affect women such as rape are illegitimate but rather brings to light some men's issues which are rarely discussed in the media. In the beginning of the film Jaye was very much a feminist and despised the mra's, however, after meeting with them she realised that there are some issues which disproportionately affect men just as there are issues which disproportionately affect women. She learns to see through the bias that has been created agains people who simply disagree with the popular feminist opinion. This makes her a positive role model for the viewers due to her ability to listen to people she may disagree with (a quality many people lack these days). The Commonsense Media reviewer in this case was obviously very much a feminist and so entered the film with a bias, thus why in the review the film is labelled as "sexist". However these statements are misguided as it is apparent that the review missed the point of the film.

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Adult Written byTheFeminist February 3, 2019

The film that changed my point of view

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Adult Written byangelastorga200... January 4, 2019
Just to give a joke only you can catch if you have watched this movie or matrix i think this page have chosse the blue pill. This movie is really good and talks about a real problem. Pd: i know my english is bad thats because im a spaniard

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Adult Written byAngelaPatel March 28, 2019

Giving this 1 star is almost comical

I get that not everyone will think this doc is great, but the production value is quite good and the creator is a gifted and fair minded listener to both feminists and MRAs. I do think she went a little too easy on Paul Elam. He's written some pretty controversial things and she only brings up one. Almost all the other MRAs she interviews are decent people who deserve the respectful treatment she extends to them. The only way I can see this doc deserving less than 3 stars is if the reviewer is simply blinded by their own ideology. The world needs more humans like the woman who created this movie. I'd like to see her run for office honestly.

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