Parents' Guide to

X-Men: Apocalypse

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Superhero-size violence, fab effects in '80s-set threequel.

Movie PG-13 2016 144 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 18 parent reviews

age 13+


It’s alright. There are a couple violent scenes. Someone’s arm is twisted and his leg is broken. A person is thrown and his face is laying in blood.
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (18 ):
Kids say (60 ):

This adventure has the requisite gang's-all-here clash and bang of a Marvel superhero movie that's sure to enthrall franchise fans, but there's more to it: It has depth. Instead of just jumping from one mishap to the next, X-Men: Apocalypse takes some care unveiling its storyline, which touches on fairly intense themes.

Although we once again find Magneto teetering on the line between good and evil, the cast's game-on performances elevate the film from mere special-effects showcase. (And to be clear, those effects are astounding, right from the get-go with an impressive opening sequence.) At times, Apocalypse feels a bit overcrowded, as is the case with most ensemble action films, but for the most part, most of the franchise's big characters -- even Wolverine -- gets his or her moment in the sun.

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