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See No Evil, Hear No Evil Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Great comedy duo in crass disappointment.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this movie's absurd premise might seem to make it pretty kid-friendly, its full of cussing and shouting, and unpleasant good guys. People are killed, hostages are taken, cars are driven irresponsibly and stolen. There are a few graphic jokes about sex and a female nudity is shown.

  • Families can talk about the experiences of handicapped persons, how the blind and deaf cope and compensate for their diminished senses. Wilder's character says that people don't want to touch him, fearful that it his deafness is contagious. Families can discuss prejudices and fears about disabled people. Another conversation might center around whether it's good form to find humor in people's disabilities.

The good stuff
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    Messages: Of course this comedy is terribly un-PC to make light of disabilities, but it's also a product of another time. Nobody displays good behavior, least of all the hapless heroes, who are rude, crude, and imbecilic. And disrespectful to women. The police are not much better behaved and, in fact, the villains are the most polite, courteous, and sophisticated of the whole lot.

What to watch for
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    Violence: Characters are shot dead, punched, smacked, and knocked out. Guns are wielded and fired, hostages are taken.

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    Sex: In one creepy scene, Wilder's Dave points a gun and the sexy killer who must drop her towel to put her hands in the air. She is helpless and naked (breasts are shown) and Dave ogles her with lust and kisses her -- at gunpoint. Later the blind Wally cops a protracted feel when he is attempting to capture and apprehend Eve.

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    Language: Gratuitous and ubiquitous bad language with a whole lot of the "f' word.