Insightful and well-rounded portrait of Malcolm X.Age
: 13+ What Parents Should Know
: Parents need to know that "Malcolm X," Spike Lee's epic biopic about the black minister, leader, and human rights activist, features some scenes of racial violence, notably disturbing news footage, and two violent incidents that involve guns and blood. Language is strong, but infrequent, except for many uses of the "N" word. Malcolm's early days living a life of crime include many references to and images of drugs and prostitution, and he also has an active sex life (everything changes when he becomes a Muslim). Teens should be OK, given the overall power and significance of this film, and the undeniably positive message it brings. —Common Sense Media
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