Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Arnold vs. alien action is violent, ultra macho.

R 1987 107 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 153 reviews

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age 12+

A Classic

Like a lot of 80s movies this isn't nearly as gory or violent as it's rating might suggest. Yes there's a lot of shooting, guns, explosions and death in this, but there are only a couple of genuine "gore" scenes; once when the helicopter crew are skinned and hung in the tree, and the other when Jesse Ventura is exploded by the protagonists death ray. This should be fine for a 12 year-old with a sensible head on their shoulders.
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age 14+
This movie was alright. I like Arnold Schwarzenegger’s performance. The language wasn’t too bad. There’s at least three f-words, two motherf***, and a couple of sh**. I think a 14-year old should be able to watch it.

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    Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.

    age 15+

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