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Coyote Ugly Review

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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Welcome to the brave new world of slut-chic cosmetic feminism.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There is a reason to see the movie, and that reason is Piper Perabo.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Mark Caro

    Meant to be appreciated solely for its gleaming surfaces.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    As shallow as a shot glass.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 13 & under

Sexist, shallow and silly. Teens+.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has sexual references and situations, but pretty mild by PG-13 standards. There are a number of jokes about the girls' sexual availability but no evidence that they engage in casual sex. Drinking, even drinking to excess, is handled lightheartedly, and drinking hard liquor is considered a sign of strength. Violet does something of a strip tease for her beau, ostensibly to make him nervous, which makes no sense, but then it didn't make any sense when Jennifer Beals removed her bra without taking off her sweatshirt in "Flashdance," either, and no one complained about that.

  • Families can talk about the way that Violet adopts what she thinks was her late mother's weakness, possibly as a way of keeping her close by being like her or from some notion of not betraying her by being able to do what she could not. They might want to talk about Violet's somewhat one-sided relationship with Kevin. She shows very little interest in his life or willingness to support him, and she decides that he is unfaithful on very flimsy evidence.
  • Families could also talk about the demeaning way that the girls in the bar see men's view of women and the ways that women convey sexuality and availability and the problems that can occur if you don't have huge bouncers on hand, as they do at the bar.

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: Some scuffles and punches, character injured by a car off-camera.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Provocative dancing, sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Scenes in bar, a lot of drinking, pride in drinking.