Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
“Kingsman: The Secret Service”
Why it’s rated R: Extended action-style but graphic violence with hundreds of characters injured and killed, including dozens of heads exploding, some disturbing images, drinking, strong language, crude sexual references, nudity.
Minimum age: Mature teens.
Family discussion: Which of the tests would have been the hardest for you? What did they prove about the candidates?
If you like this, try: The James Bond films and “Men in Black.”
Why it’s rated PG-13: Themes of illness and loss, some strong language, sexual references including fertility.
Minimum age: High school.
Family discussion: Which response from the family surprised you? Would you take a test to find out what diseases are in your genes?
If you like this, try: “Love Is Strange,” “Do You Remember Love?” and “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.”
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