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Kids In Mind – Movie Ratings that Actually Work

Having four daughters 13 and younger, this is a site I refer to on a regular basis. While not specifically a Christian website, Kids in Mind provides the most detailed movie reviews you’ll find anywhere. But these aren’t your typical “two thumbs up” style of movie reviews.[ad#cws-blog-right-300×250]Each movie is rated on a scale of 0 (none) to 10 (extreme) in three categories, sexual content, violence, and language. A movie with a score of 0.0.0 is as kid friendly as they come, but they’re almost non-existent. The recent Disney movie WALL-E scored a 1.2.1.

You also get a break down of each category with descriptions of the content that affect the rating. For example, this weekend’s blockbuster, The Dark Knight, received a 2.7.3, which means the violence and gore aspect of the movie would be of the biggest concern with a rating of 7. The review goes on to mention key scenes of violence with descriptions like this one:

A man complains of stomach pain, we see a large scar on his abdomen, something inside his stomach blinks and he and several other men in the room explode (we see the flash and rubble). A man drinks what he thinks is alcohol, but it is acid and we see him thrashing on the floor and we see acid burning a computer keyboard on his desk.

After reading a movie review on Kids in Mind, you’ll be informed in deciding if a movie is right for your family. This is a great resource that I’m sure you’ll use over and over.

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  1. This is a great site!! I have used it for a year or so and it has saved us from sitting through a few nasty PG-13 movies and for that I'm grateful. We started watching "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" when I went to this site and after just a few seconds of reading realized that this was a terrible idea. I'm sure it will be a movie my daughter will see when she's 18 but at 15 I'm glad we didn't have to sit through it as the site tells of the opening scene. One of the best sites for parents not wanting their kids to just watch ANYTHING!!

    I've even shown the girls the number ratings and what they mean and they have an opportunity to get angry at the movie makers rather than just think we're being old fuddy-duddies.

  2. Thank you for this valuable information. We didn't know about this site. Another good site to buy movies is Feature Films for Families. Great clean movies.

  3. That is a nice site and I agree with what you did say, there are almost no movies that are very kid friendly, some are really not good to be seen by kids. For parents, let us use that.

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