The Wild Bunch

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Extremely violent '60s Western with drinking and sex.

R 1969 145 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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age 18+


Violence on a scale that topped Sergio Leone's film. Only redeeming character in the film is Robert Ryan, who is the pursuing lawman in the story. This said, the end shootout scene is one of the biggest and intense shoot outs of any western ever. Has not been topped.

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Too much violence
age 18+

Stunning, but so much violence and women are all whores.

This is a great movie, yes- but it's one of the most violent ever made. The body count (and blood count) is off the charts, and every woman in it is either a hooker or topless, so not for anyone with a daughter. It's one of those movies that adults should see first, then decide about the kids. The throat slitting and heads blown off and lack of ethics on display (for good reason; the old west wasn't so cute and moral) is unending; imagine if the end of "Bonnie and Clyde" had gone on for two hours - it's that incredibly violent.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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