Parents' Guide to

Psych: The Movie

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Detective show follow-up will delight fans, some violence.

TV USA Comedy 2017
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Great movie!....with unnecessary content.

I watched it, loved it, and would watch it again (Even though, in my oppinion, it's not as good as the Tv series or the musical) but anyway... Laguage: there was a good bit of it including some that aren't usually said in the Tv series. B*tch, d*mmit, and hell were used quite often. There was one use of F*ck that went by quite quickly when Sean was talking to his dad towards the beggining, and one use of d*ck when Sean was talking to Jules' brother (John cena) at the very end. There were also frequent flyers such as b*stard, *ss, and some debatably offensive expressions such as "suck it" and "screw you" used quite often. Suggestive content: one scene of a couple clothed in bed, multiple kissing scenes, and one memorable scene with gus making out and making out semi loudly followed by his making comments about "not letting him be the cheeta". Violence: Mild. Multiple people are shot but never any gore. Drinking/drugs: nothing more than mild drinking done by adults only though.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (4):

Fans have reason to celebrate this welcome addition to the popular series that renders forgivable the three years devoid of Psych antics. With the full cast returning -- including appearances by Ralph Macchio, Corbin Bernsen, and Kurt Fuller -- and a trio of colorful and predictably inept villains, the characters don't miss a beat returning to the fray. Everything fans loved about the series is on display -- whip-smart dialogue, cop drama with a humorous edge, and a mismatched BFF relationship that somehow manages to survive the partners' respective irritations with each other.

As cop/detective stories go, Psych straddles the line between being frivolous and being a darker, more realistic series like Law & Order. There is violence, but it's rarely shown on-screen and usually is countered with comical banter or slapstick. Shawn and Gus aren't your typical heroes of justice, but neither are the villains your average real-world baddies. It's a contrived and unusual mix, but it worked in the series and continues to in Psych: The Movie. And with an indeterminate ending, it raises hopes that more might be on the horizon.

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