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Kids say

(out of 8 reviews)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
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Kid, 12 years old January 25, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Good for twens 10 and up

I like the sting with Paul Newman Robert Redford and robert shaw the best actors there is alot of drinking and some shooting.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 9 years old April 18, 2009
AGE
8
QUALITY
 

It can get very boring; I fell asleep halfway through. Some good.

Good drama, and good story, but a violent scene and lots of casual smoking and drinking.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byjal34 January 11, 2009
AGE
6
QUALITY
 

funny humaris great movie

A fun great movie with two great actors.
Teen, 13 years old Written byBestPicture1996 May 24, 2009
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Well done, sophisticated caper movie

100 plus better than a recent caper-like movie I've seen (Duplicity-yugh) but it did have some semi-graphc violence, like when a character is shot in the head, but it's brief. The language in today's terms would definitely earn a PG-13, but that didn't bother me any. I haven't seen any other movies from 1973, but this one probably deserved the Best Pic win.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old October 10, 2011
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

The sting

I watched it with my Dad. It was an okay movie. I loved that it was classic.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byThe Sting fan April 9, 2011
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

The Sting

There is a reason why I call my self The Sting fan.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old February 26, 2012
AGE
11
QUALITY
 

Good movie

The Sting is actually a good movie, good for kids who don't have a problem with swearing. It is an interesting movie because the main character is actually not a very good role model, I liked it though.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byFilmFanJ June 7, 2012
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

The Sting Review

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written bySalsander August 1, 2013
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Interesting Movie is OK for 10 and up, Although may only keep 13 and up engaged

There are only small amounts of mature content throughout. There are a lot of threats of violence as this is a movie about con-artists (the antagonists, who are shady cops, resort to violent methods to earn their con money, however there methods generally don't turn out to work). The protagonist, Hooker, is chased a fair share of times by conmen with guns. Additionally these thugs also punch the protagonist and other characters in an attempt to gain money or information, but this is mild and only happened one or two times. A friend of the protagonist is murdered by the antagonists, but only the aftermath is shown and it is in the dark, so no bloody/disturbing details can be seen. Guns are fired, but only in one instance a character is killed, but it was out of self defense. You see the character shot in the head with a small amount of blood appearing on the character's forehead for a split second, but the camera turns quickly and the aftermath of her hit can't be seen. [(Spoiler) The last concern from violence comes from the final scene in the movie. Two men appear to have shot each other, but the ending reveals they staged their deaths in order to con a man. You'll see bits of fake blood on their shirt. (/Spoiler)] Sexuality: One scene takes place in a brothel, but only one woman can be seen doing a performance. However the underwear she wears is thick so not much is exposed. Language: There is a fair amount. It has a little too much for a PG movie, but I have heard much more language used in a majority of PG-13 movies. Sh-t is and 1 use of n----r (not directed to be racist) are the worst you'll hear. Small obscenties like hell or d-mn are also sprinkled throughout. Language was there, but it wasnt constant.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing