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X-Men: The Last Stand

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

X-Men battle for their lives yet again. Tweens OK.

Movie PG-13 2006 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 14+

Skip it if you can.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 15+

Bad words

language: "Dick-head" and calling someone plainly, "Bitch!" to their face - not comfortable with this for my kids...also pretty violent at parts.
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (14 ):
Kids say (56 ):

Full of comic book action, rudimentary passion, and fiery tragedy, this third entry in the film franchise is also unfocused. Tying together a number of dangling plot strands, dropping in a couple of additional themes, and introducing new X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand isn't as quirky and endearing as the first two, though it does deliver the usual family melodrama and sensational finale.

The plot has never been this franchise's strong suit. Rather, the X-Men films delight in quirky, complicated, flamboyant characters, sometimes subversively funny, sometimes outrageously desirous. As Mystique (Rebecca Romijn) goes missing in the early part of the film, the next closest fun freaks are the thudding Juggernaut (Vinnie Jones) and the charming, coming-into-her-own Kitty Pryde (Elliot Page). But their appearances are brief, as the film is crowded with other characters and plots, such that its end -- yet another celebration of diversity that remains at risk -- only seems like more of the same.

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