The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again

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

age 15+

Remake of raunchy cult classic lacks spark of original.

NR 2016 88 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+
I am a long time fan of the original, the acted in front of screen, and the musical. Just finally saw this version, and it holds up fine. All the lines and lyrics match up so you can sing along. As for appropriate content, I think it is best for 16 and up. I am a teacher and couldn't imagine my middle schoolers seeing this. High schoolers would be just fine. At that age I was going to the late night theater to see it and believe we all handled it just fine back in the 90s. This version is toned down a bit--no oral sex behind a screen, so if you are cautious, choose this version. Nothing like the original work of art, but leave that for older teens.

This title has:

Too much sex
age 12+

Representation in leading role

A great remake and holds all the same great qualities of liberal exploration of sexual orientation and gender identity. The only thing that makes this better is an actual trans woman plays Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Laverne Cox).

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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