Kid reviews for This Is Spinal Tap

Common Sense says

Hilarious, ribald, drug-filled rock send-up.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 13 reviews

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Teen, 16 years old Written byMusiclovergig June 25, 2020

Funny classic comedy

One of the most legendary rock n roll movies of all time, and certainly one of the best. This fake documentary about the fictional rock band is hilarious from start to finish. It has an amazing soundtrack, and although it’s rated R, it’s pretty tame if you compare it to an R rated movie that would come out today. Still a great solid movie.

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Teen, 13 years old Written byMr. Mongo May 7, 2020

doesnt deserve to be rated r

great movie.
Kid, 12 years old February 16, 2019

Dumb, Dated, and Dry

Rob Reiner/Christopher Guest comedy lampoons British rock bands. The brilliant invention of the coming to America mockumentary (e.g. Borat) was created, though. Good in theory, though.

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Kid, 11 years old January 5, 2019

Easily the funniest movie ever

If this movie was made now, it would be PG-13, not R. Some of the songs in the movie have weird lyrics, like the song “sex farm”. There are at least 20 f-bombs, but that’s all. This is my favorite movie, but a lot of kids might not get the jokes. Make sure that they have listened to a good amount of rock and roll music, and they’ll probably get the humor.

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Kid, 10 years old June 26, 2018

Not innapropriate!

Great movie! Some bad language but nothing that terrible. Some sex references as well.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byStevie111 July 17, 2015

Funny Music Comedy

This Funny Movie abut music has some dirty jokes and stronger sexual references, but is fairly tame for an R rated movie. It is a light, silly movie. I would definitely recommend this movie to music and rock and roll fans who want to laugh. Most teens should be just fine with this, as well as a mature 11-12 year old.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bymisumi June 13, 2015

this is so funny!

This movie is really funny but it has a lot of bad language in it. There is no sex or violence.

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Kid, 10 years old March 11, 2014

Lots Of Smoking, Language, and Sexual Innuendo

Amazing movie, and very hilarious. Sadly, there is they say the "f-word" at least 10 times which gives it the "R" rating. Also a lot of sexual innuendo in the lyrics of "Spinal Tap's" songs. Also, most of the characters smoke cigarettes. But, some kids can handle this and I think it deserves a "PG-13" rating.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byFILMCRITIC500 December 25, 2012

funny mockumentary follows fake band, has profanity

a hilarious, explicit, but truly funny fake documentary about a fake band has a lot of humor, but is too profane for little rock fans. there is no violence at all, except for a man breaking things with a cricket bat. but there is lots of F words and sexual innuendo in their songs. the members also smoke a bit.

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Kid, 12 years old September 29, 2011

Hilarious Film about life in a band

Make sure to know your child. some may not enjoy this film, but some, like me, will think its great.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bySynchronicity May 27, 2010

Takes the essen?ce of heavy metal and turns it up to eleven

Tufnel, St. Hubbins, and Smalls are some of the best people heavy metal has seen. Unfortunately...they're not real. This is one of the best mock-rockumentaries ever made. Of course, it's probably the only one. Spinal Tap - scratch that, Spin?al Tap - is England's loudest band, and you get to learn all about them in this amazing, amazing movie. When it was described that one of the drummers died from choking on someone else's vomit (as opposed to his own), I laughed until I cried. There are certainly many other parts in this film that are laugh-out-loud hilarity, including a famous scene involving a replica of Stonehenge used as a stage prop. Not to mention, it's fairly mild for an R-rated film. The songs have lots of innuendo, such as "Big Bottom", "Hell Hole" and "Sex Farm" (which [SPOILER ALERT] is a big hit in Japan). One of the band members is stopped by airport security for having a foil-wrapped pickle down his tight pants. Yeah, that's totally not suggestive. However, in a world where the sexual hijinks of, say, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen can get a PG-13, this is quite tame. The only major reason Spin?al Tap is rated R is because of the bad language. There are about 30 f-bombs throughout the film, and about half of them are used in an argument in a recording studio. Overall, if you want to be cheered up, This Is Spin?al Tap will do the job. Anyone over 12 could see this movie.

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Teen, 14 years old Written byChambear May 6, 2009
This movie showing the funny side of heavy metal is first class! You get to know Nigel Tufnel, David St. Hubbins, and Derek Smalls, and every drummer that has lived and died for Spinal Tap also including all of Nigel Tufnel's favorite guitars. The only bad thing about this movie is the 23 f words, but they are short and infrequent usually execpt for a scene where they try to record in a studio and it has alot of f words so you can skip it. But all in all a hilarious movie from first to last for all 12 and up!

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Teen, 14 years old Written bywookiepie93 April 9, 2008

I love these types of movies!

The big problem in this movie is the language. There is a lot of cursing. However, if you are into music I recommend you see this. It is funny.