Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Comic-book adaptation has brains, brawn, and style.

PG-13 2000 104 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 30 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 112 reviews

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age 10+

very fun movie

this movie is very fun what you want in your typical action flick lots of action. there is one mutant who looks like she's nude though. I watched it as a mature 10 yrs and I was mature if your 10 yrs is mature they should be able to handle it and not get too disturbed and not get nightmares from it.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
3 people found this helpful.
age 13+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

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