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Mystery, Alaska Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The enterprise might also be called ''Picket Fences on Ice."

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    If you drop the "c" in hockey you get a perfect description of Mystery, Alaska.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Grown-up Mighty Ducks isn't meant for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong and very vivid language, including locker-room style descriptions of sex, a child's use of four-letter words played for humor, a wounded man's use of very strong language played for humor, a character who has casual sex with almost every woman he meets (and who apologizes to the husband of one of them, with no suggestion that this might make the woman seem like property), explicit depictions of sexual encounters, including one between teens, and some violence (punched noses, semi-accidental shooting resulting in minor injury). The teen girl says that she wants to have sex because she's afraid of losing her boyfriend, which parents may want to discuss. The boy makes it clear that he's perfectly comfortable with waiting and doesn't want to do it for that reason. They then go ahead, but aren't able to complete the act, which causes great feelings of insecurity for both of them. Her mother, though clearly uncomfortable, responds with sympathy and support.

  • Families can talk about why underdog sports stories are so popular. Can you think of real-life underdog sports stories that would make a good movie?

What to watch for
  • violence false1

    Violence: Mild.

  • sex false4

    Sex: Many and explicit scenes, some with teens.

  • language false4

    Language: Frequent and vivid, with a child using four-letter words.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some, including operating heavy machinery while intoxicated.

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