Movie review by M. Faust, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

'90s disaster movie has violence, some cursing.

PG-13 1997 113 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 46 reviews

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age 12+

The effects are still impressive 23 years on!

My children are 13 and 11 and we watched this together as a family. I think the language makes it a 12. My son has seen this kind of language in films but it really depends on your child. Overall it's a great action packed film that you can watch with your kids, when many other films are too violent or have way more language issues. The effects are still as impressive as when I saw it as an 18 year old in the cinema in 1996!

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Too much swearing
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age 9+

Really good!

Saw this movie when I was 9. I was impressed! A few intense scenes, but I think most kids will be able to handle it. They language isn't too bad, just sh** and son of a b**** sometimes. Though, there is one sentence some younger kids may not understand fully. ("Doesn't want to marry a penis!" the fiancee says) The first scene is probably the most intense, and even that isn't too bad. Not sure why it's 14+...kind of feels like a 10+ on this one. I really enjoy this movie, not going to lie

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