Malcolm in the Middle

TV review by Betsy Wallace, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Quirky, off-the-wall family humor; OK for teens.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 34 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 109 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

The "Modern Family" of its time

OK for 10+. The worst this show had in language was "b**ch," but only in one episode and that one was rated TV-14. Over 90% of the show's episodes are rated TV-PG, and one might even have a TV-G rating. Like The Simpsons, but without the animation.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 14+

Malcolm At The Bottom

More shocking than funny, I have watched many episodes with my kids and the show consistently presents the worst side of each family member. Selfish and lacking compassion, this family displays an example no one would want their child to emulate. Many young viewers will not understand the attempts at humor. Some characters that surround the family are creepy and only add to the selfish and rude behavior.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex

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