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The Banger Sisters Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    Really, the sole favor Dolman does the plucky Hawn is to light her rear end so that its continued gloriousness can be appreciated.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Because Sarandon is such a good actress, she makes the movie watchable, and there are a couple of laughs to be had.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Terrific performers doing what they're often forced to do, overcoming sorely flawed material.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Pretty thin, but you grin while you're watching it.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    A lot of fun, with an undeniable energy sparked by two actresses in their 50s working at the peak of their powers. Juicy roles for older women? Let the revolution begin.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

A lame script ruins a potentially good premise.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong language, sexual situations and explicit references that include teen sex, a variety of sexual acts, and photographic souvenirs of sexual encounters. Characters drink and use drugs, including teenagers. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are portrayed as emblems of liberation and a fulfilling life. A character says he plans to shoot his father.

  • Families can talk about how Suzette and Vinnie were changed by their reunion. How will Vinnie's relationship with her family change? Families can also talk about how much of her past Vinnie should have discussed with her daughters and what they think she was doing well or badly as a mother of teenagers. Parents may want to use this movie to talk about their own choices as teens and how that affected the messages they tried to send their children. Vinnie's daughter says "You're allowed to fail; I'm not." Vinnie says, "I'm just trying to keep you safe." Harry also wants to be safe. How much risk and how much failure should parents expect or allow from their kids? What does your family think of Suzette's view that people who love each other fight and argue, and she wants to have someone to argue with.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: Gun use, no one hurt.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Frequent references to casual sex, teen sex, various sexual acts.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Teen drinking and drug use