Parent reviews for Top Gun: Maverick

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age 12+

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age 11+

Based on 40 reviews

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age 11+

Based on 89 reviews

age 9+

From a Navy fighter pilot - AMAZING. Absolute must-see.

An absolute must see, multiple times, and must be seen in IMAX. Most complex and exciting aerial scenes ever filmed - this will be the best aviation movie in the last 40 years. Actors and real airplanes with very little CGI. Amazing. And this from a guy who spent 30 years in the Navy, flew F-18’s, and went to TOPGUN. Two thumbs up from me.

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31 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Feel good action film

Outstanding. Enjoyed every scene. Women are portrayed tastefully, strong, smart and independent. Many positive messages.

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9 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Great sequel to an awesome well loved classic!

It did not disappoint! Great action with a nice storyline. It was clean with no nudity in the more implied sex scene. It was nice to go to a movie that was fun to watch, not political, overly sexed and not over done with cussing. There was cussing, but it was in context with the scene(s). I will add that we did not take our 13 & 11 year old to see it because we weren’t sure, but now after seeing it I would have taken them with no problem. Definitely a must see!

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7 people found this helpful.
age 12+

Out of the park excellent!

I’ve now seen this movie twice. First in a regular theater. Second time in IMAX. Both times were fantastic! The IMAX was out of the park! In my opinion this tops the first Top Gun. The cast was well chosen. The music was both edgy and nostalgic. In the end the story closes in a way that hero’s dream of.

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4 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Wholesome and Perfect Movie for 13+

The perfect movie. Wholesome and respectful. Although age appropriate. Some strong adult language at times as well intense action and violence in aircraft. Some very emotional moments. Everyone has a good purpose and is not villianized.

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Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.
age 12+

A fun and rollicking ride!

This film is a lot more fun than I think anyone expected. Considering how long it took from watching the first trailers to finally seeing the film I had lost interest, however, when the positive reviews came in my husband and I decided to give it a shot. We were not disappointed. This film was very loud (saw it in IMAX) and hit all of the sentimental buttons (from nationalism to just a whole lot of Goose) and I was there for all of it! The pacing was great and I the film was able to manipulate me into believing a few far fetched plot points...whatever! It was a fun ride! One I would happily do again!
2 people found this helpful.
age 11+

Intense and riveting film has language

Top Gun Maverick (2022) is an ultra-realistic experience following a pleasantly arrogant pilot, call-sign “Maverick” tasked with preparing a team consisting of younger, yet incredibly skilled pilots with the mission of disabling/destroying an enemy site under dangerous conditions of high g-forces and enemy planes. The film shows extremely realistic g-forces, dogfights and war-zones in a non-violent yet perilous and intense way, however the biggest and really only concern of the film is it’s use of language. VIOLENCE: MILD Pilots are shown in extremely dangerous scenarios especially within the final hour. Pilots fully through extremely tight spaces going incredibly fast with cannons directly above them and g-forces skyrocketing sinking in their faces while narrowly avoiding enemy planes and gunfire which catch up to them, causing the planes of main characters and the enemy to explode and crash, however we see most of them (even the enemy) parachute to safety. We also see a man on-foot being shot at, several sites such as an airbase and building being exploded, planes crash causing us to believe beloved characters have died and on more than one occasion they become extremely close to death, saved by a second. Although we don’t see anyone get killed and it is implied that even the enemy survives, these sequences are intense. No direct violence other than mild (but intense) air combat. LANGUAGE: MODERATE 20+ uses of “sh*t”, around 3 uses of “f*ck” and use of “a**”, “d*ck”, “b*lls”, “son of a b*tch”, “b*tch”, “damn” and “hell”. SEXUAL CONTENT: NONE Tame make-out scenes and shirtless dudes on a beach. OVERALL: 11+

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2 people found this helpful.
age 10+

The best movie of 2022

Wonderful! Finally a real action movie very well filmed, a great story. Without the faults of disney and current films! a breath of fresh air!
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

Wholesome & Intriguing

This movie is really impressive. I’m not really into action movies much of the time, but this one really kept my interest. I am also incredibly impressed by how wholesome they kept the movie. When the beach football scene started, I was concerned that there’d be women in bikinis but the women wore sports bras and shorts - which was a relief to me. Sure there’s a bit of cleavage shown but it didn’t seem to be in a provocative way, just a fun sporty kinda way if that makes sense, and it wasn’t for long. However, as a more visually attracted woman, the shirtless men were a bit uncomfortable for me. If I watch the movie again, I’ll fast forward this scene. Then, there was a scene where Mav and Penny are a little intimate but absolutely no sensitive skin was shown of the woman - it was the most wholesome love scene there could’ve been.

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age 12+
Omg my favorite movie ever. I have watched this literally SOOO many times already. There are a fair amount of curse words but at the end of the day they are just words and life will move on. Like once you get to middle school it is just a norm that you hear them. By far my fav movie ever. Always so sad it ends.