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Erin Brockovich Review

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

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Takes the raw truth and makes it jubilantly, terrifically entertaining.

  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Roberts, in her most forceful dramatic performance, allows us to take in every moment through fresh, impassioned eyes.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 15 & under

Julia Roberts winner. R mostly for language.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie's R rating comes from very strong language and some sexual references (Erin jokes that she got the cooperation of the town's residents by performing sexual favors). And no matter how high the settlement, the fact remains that children and their families were made terribly ill, and no amount of money will make up for that.

  • Families can talk about why it is that Erin is able to connect with the residents of Hinkley, why she is reluctant to accept help from anyone, and the importance of not judging people based on their appearance. They may also want to talk about the issue of corporate responsibility. No one at PG&E wanted anyone to get hurt. How do problems like lack of accountability arise?

What to watch for
  • violence false2

    Violence: Sad illnesses and deaths.

  • sex false2

    Sex: Sexual references and situations.

  • language false3

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not applicable

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false2

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking.