Pause for kids 15 & under
The classic tale of a Mafia family, violence and all.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know this movie contains graphic violence. There are machine gun killings, brutal beatings, betrayals, blood. The murders are not unnecessarily gory or lengthy, but their startling abruptness and the expressions of horror on the victims' faces make these images unforgettable. The violence always has gravity. There is brief nudity and sex, and a few curse words. Children too young to see the violence in this film wouldn't be able to appreciate the intricacies of the plot and so would have no interest in the movie.
- Families can talk about whether or not they feel the level of violence in the movie is necessary.
- When, if ever, it is okay to operate outside of a corrupt legal system? Do the ends justify the means?
- What might lead an individual, or a group, to systematically disobey the law?
- What makes this movie a classic?