Wondering if Killers of the Flower Moon is ok for kids and teens? This Martin Scorsese film includes mature content, especially dealing with the mistreatment of Native Americans. This Killers of the Flower Moon Parents Guide breaks down the language, age rating, and mature content.
Killers of the Flower Moon Parents Guide
Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror.
Age Rating: Why is Killers of the Flower Moon Rated R?
Killers of the Flower Moon is rated R for grisly images, language, and violence which means some content may not be appropriate for kids under 17.
Language in Killers of the Flower Moon
There is a lot of language including uses of f*ck, bi*ch, sh*t, bullsh*t, damn, bastard, and words of Deity including g-ddamn.
Mature Content: Is Killers of the Flower Moon Ok for Teens?
There is a lot of violence and sensitive content that may be too much for tweens and even teens. The images are heartbreaking. You can expect to see a lot of death and wounded bodies. You’ll see characters get shot and blood spatters. The top of a skull is sawed off. Graves are dug up and robbed. Characters are beaten.
There are explosions and more death. There are instances of sexual violence. Native American are poisoned. Characters have seizures are seen foaming at the mouth.
Characters kiss and there are sexual references.
Character drink alcohol and are seen smoking.
Is Killers of the Flower Moon Appropriate for Kids Under 16?
Killers of the Flower Moon is a powerful and important film. Parents can expect a lot of violence, racism, brutality, and profanity used by characters. To sum it up, Killers of the Flower Moon is not kid friendly for kids under 16. With a run time of almost 3 1/2 hours, this one is not for kids.
That’s not to say that some teens shouldn’t see this film. To learn from our racist past, you have to hear the stories that need to be told. However, this film is also for a mature audience. The images are hard to stomach and it’s not easy to admit mistakes.
It’s certainly not a film that will have you leave warm and fuzzy, and in fact, it will have the opposite effect. As it should.
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