Parents' Guide to

Top Gun

By Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Exciting Tom Cruise classic has some intense scenes.

Movie PG 1986 109 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 30 parent reviews

age 18+

Good movie but poor language

It is an interesting movie however the movie takes God's name in vain and has coarse language. My wife and I use TV guardian and filtered out the cuss words otherwise I would not have watched it. Also there is a sexual scene between 2 unmarried people. The movie itself was good however without the cuss word filter I would not have watched it.
age 14+

Great Action Film

Great film, however, why must Hollywood always throw in a sex scene? It was totally unnecessary. The plane footage made you want to go outside and be a fighter pilot. Overall the acting was good. The choice of music was great too. I can’t wait for the sequel...

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (30 ):
Kids say (83 ):

Made at the peak of Cruise's career in the 1980s, Top Gun is still exciting to watch. For all of the serious drama in the film, it's also heavy on action and charisma. Adults of a certain age will remember how it spawned a fashion movement of aviator glasses and bomber jackets and what a huge star Cruise was. More than The Color of Money or the Mission: Impossible franchise, this well-directed, well-acted film is the one in which Cruise proved that he could play more than an arrogant jerk with a killer smile. Cruise imbues Maverick with so much warmth and depth that you can't help rooting for him.

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