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Parents' Guide to

Top Five

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely vulgar and sexy, but also funny and sweet.

Movie R 2014 101 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 15+

Funny but I had to close my kids eyes in one scene

Funny film which teaches about going from rock bottom to the top The was one scene where Chris Rock has a threesome and they go to a strip club but nothing happened It's funny and great for teenagers

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
age 18+

A porn movie with naked hookers and deviant disgusting themes.

Aside from a few laughs this movie ruins ALL of it with pornographic sex and then exuses it. One of the most disgusting films I have seen of all time. Chris Rock is a lost man. It's not 'sexy', it's beyond gross and shameful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (4 ):

Top Five is both a showbiz comedy and a Hollywood love triangle, but everything it does is rooted in something genuine. It wrestles with the passions, fears, and frustrations of the high-risk business that is show business, not to mention everyday human anxiety around having to explain yourself -- or having to avoid unwanted attention based on celebrity. But despite all the glitz and glamour, everything comes down to a universal choice: How do you believe in yourself, and how do you follow your own heart? That, plus it's very, very funny.

Certainly one of the greatest living comedians, Rock has directed two pretty good movies -- Head of State (2003) and I Think I Love My Wife (2007) -- and has a successful, if not particularly distinguished, movie career. Now, like his character, who wishes to do something more and to tell the truth, he has directed and starred in the finest movie of his career to date. (The title refers to personal lists of favorite hip-hop artists.)

Movie Details

  • In theaters: December 12, 2014
  • On DVD or streaming: March 17, 2015
  • Cast: Chris Rock , Rosario Dawson , Gabrielle Union
  • Director: Chris Rock
  • Inclusion Information: Black directors, Black actors, Female actors, Indigenous actors, Latino actors
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 101 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong sexual content, nudity, crude humor, language throughout and some drug use
  • Last updated: June 2, 2023

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