Minions: The Rise of Gru

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Origin story is a groovy '70s adventure; slapstick violence.

PG 2022 87 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 63 reviews

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age 5+

Very well done and hilarious

Hilarious! Might just be better than the first "Despicable Me". My kids ranged from 5-11 and all loved it and laughed throughout. Most of the violence is hilarious, for humors sake until the end where the villains face off and turn into large animals which I didn't think was that scary, my 5 year old girl was fine during that. I am also very careful about what my kids watch and actually say no to a lot of kids movies these days, but I was very pleased that they made a great movie while leaving out bad language and taking the lord's name in vain. One of the villains is a nun with nunchucks so possibly Catholics would not care for that, but didn't think that was insulting Christianity as it is more trying to be a funny opposite of what you'd expect kind of character. To clarify others comments on nudity....a few minion bums and a hint of bum crack as gru is getting out of shower singing is definitely not in the same category as "nudity" found in other films.
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age 9+

More fighting then a typical minion movie.

I’m normally pretty strict on what I let me almost 5 year old watched. We seen The Rise of Gru on opening day. The movie okay not the best minion movie. This movie had more fighting/violence then any other minion movie. They also named called a bit calling people stupid and idiots. These are just things I would of liked to know in advance. There is also a scary part where the villains turn into monsters by daughter had her eyes closed during this.

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Too much violence
13 people found this helpful.

Movie Details

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