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Argylle Parents Guide: Is it Kid Friendly?

Matthew Vaughn is back with his weird director self in Argylle, and I’m not mad about it. Wondering if Argylle is kid friendly? This comedic spy thriller is appropriately rated PG-13. But there are some things to watch for if younger viewers want to get in on this action. Here’s what parents need to know in this Argylle Parents Guide.

Argylle Parents Guide

Argylle Parents Guide

Bryce Dallas Howard stars as Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, who just wants to hang at home with her computer and cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books (and the characters) seemingly come to life, she realizes they may want her dead. Her fictional secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate isn’t so fictional after all. 

Parents need to know that Argylle contains a lot of language and some language, but mixed in with comedy.

Argylle Age Rating

Age Rating: Why is Argylle Rated PG-13?

Argylle is Rated PG-13 for strong language and violence which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 13 years old. 


There is a lot of language in Argylle including uses of sh*t, bullsh*t, a**, a**hole, damn, bi*ch, and f*ck. There are also uses of Deity including g-d, Jesus, and g-ddamn.

Violence: Is Argylle Too Scary for Kids?

Expect typical spy movie violence with lots of fighting, fight choreography, use of weapons, hand-to-hand combat, death, and explosions. 

Argylle Kid Friendly

Mature Content: Is Argylle Kid Friendly?

There is no nudity in Argylle. However, there are a couple of sexual innuendos and characters are seen kissing. There is also some provocative dancing. Sexual content is kept PG-13. 

Characters drink alcohol and drug use is mentioned. 

Is Argylle Appropriate for Kids Under 13?

As far as content is concerned, Argylle is kid friendly for ages 13 and older. A lot of Vaughn’s movies are usually rated R, so we do get toned down blood and gore. Language is heavy.

Argylle is a ton of fun, but also chaotic and bizarre. It’s the ridiculousness that makes me laugh and that’s what’s so entertaining. I’m not sure why it doesn’t annoy me like other movies do when they go off the rails, but if you’re not into weird, then you probably won’t be into it.

Packed with plenty of star power, Argylle doesn’t quite utilize them to their full potential. And the CGI, well, it’s a little messy. I love a good globe-trotting adventure when I can at least ogle the scenery. But I wasn’t ogling too much here.

Will teens be into Argylle? If they are into the Kingsman franchise, then they’ll appreciate the cheesiness and humor. And if you really dug the epic fight scene in The King’s Man, then get ready for another one. 

Argylle will give you action, romance, comedy, intrigue, twists, turns, and wackiness. What more could you ask for besides a bit of a stronger plot, restraint, better CGI, and cohesion? Psh, tomato tomahto. 

Argylle ok for kids

More About Argylle

Genre: Fantasy Spy Thriller

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Henry Cavill, John Cena, Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, Sofia Boutella, with Ariana DeBose and Catherine O’Hara and Samuel L. Jackson

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn 

Screenplay by: Jason Fuchs

Runtime: 2 hrs 19 min

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