The Three Stooges

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Stooge tribute amuses despite violence, some iffy stuff.

PG 2012 92 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 16+

WHY IS THE THREE STOOGES RATED PG?

I found some of the material highly inappropriate for a young audience. I am confused by the rating of this movie and needless to say, I was surprised when I watched this film with my six year old son. We did not make it through the entire film. It was a waste of money and I was very disappointed. Also, despite what the original review says, there are references to alcohol. A man is put to sleep with an unknown substance, social drinking is portrayed, a cigar is used as a prop, and at least two product placements for beer are included. Also, infants are used as human squirt guns and an infant is kicked across the floor of a nursery.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 11+

Very disappointed in plot about cheating wife...in family movie

I was VERY disappointed in a few of the scenes of this movie. A large part of the plot is a woman wanting them to kill her husband (implied that she is with this other man) for money. They may make it comical but they couldn't come up with a more family friendly plot for the Three Stooges than that? For a PG movie I didn't expect infidelity and murder for hire in the movie even if it is a joke. Our kids are not stupid and clearly pick up on that even if it isn't explained in detail. And for much of the movie the actress has her chest shoved up and in sexy outfit, and shots like the rat going in her chest. I expect this stuff in other movies but I just really didn't expect it in this movie. And the final straw was the Nun in a sexy/skimpy swimsuit with her chest busting out. I was offended by that and thought that crossed the line. Overall the movie was kind of funny and okay and not the worst ever. But I am still just so surprised at the choices of plots for what we expected to be the corny 3 Stooges. Research says that even younger teens should not be exposed to this type of sexualization of women. Boys and girls both get improper views of the opposite sex with some of this content that gets put in PG movies that does not contribute anything to it. At least don't put this stuff in movies that are not marketed as such. I way prefer something like PG13 Harry Potter for my kids compared to junk like this.

This title has:

Too much sex
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