Free Guy is one of those rare movies that will hold appeal to both parents and kids. Gen Xers raised on video games are now wondering how kid-friendly this movie will be for their own young gamers. So is Free Guy safe for kids to watch? This parent movie review will help you decide what ages can watch Free Guy in the theaters. ps- there are some great quotes from Free Guy that you may want to relive!
About Free Guy
A bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game decides to become the hero of his own story…one he rewrites himself.
Now in a world where there are no limits, he is determined to be the guy who saves his world his way… before it is too late.
Free Guy is on the big screen in theaters nationwide now.
Is Free Guy Safe For Kids? Parent Movie Review
If you have teens and tweens who have any interest in gaming whatsoever, they are going to ask about this movie.
Or in reality, they’ve probably been asking for years to see this one (ugh, all the delays!).
But Free Guy is finally here and playing in theaters nationwide.
If you want to know what ages are suitable to see Free Guy, this parent review and guide will help you decide.
Also be sure to check out when you can pee during Free Guy since this one is only playing in the theaters (and there’s no pause button at AMC!)
Is Free Guy Safe For Kids? Language! (As Cap Says)
There are possibly two big concerns when determining if Free Guy is safe for your kids with this movie, and language may be one of them.
There’s a lot of it.
All the big swears make an appearance, including the F-bomb and multiple uses of G-d d@mn. The music gets into the act as well, so really, you just can’t escape the salty language in Free Guy.
Free Guy Parent Review: Video Game Violence
The whole premise is taking you inside a video game, one of the more violent ones. And it definitely immerses us right into the street fights.
There are many (oh so many!) guns, shootings, fights, knives, explosions, collisions- y’all, there’s so much going on in the background, it’s hard to keep up!
If your family is already playing these types of games, this movie won’t shock you or your kiddos.
The depiction is meant to be over the top with the knowledge that the deaths are occurring in a video game environment, where player’s lives are returned to them almost immediatly.
Themes In Free Guy: Parent Movie Review
There are a surprising number of sweet moments and important themes in Free Guy that you’ll love exposing your kids to.
Overall, if you can get past the language and video game violence, you’ll find an adorable movie with messages about friendship your kids can learn from.
But there are also adult themes and discussions with sexual innuendo running rampant throughout the movie. There are a few kissing scenes, so nothing too overtly sexual, but a sharp-eared kid is likely to have a few questions about some of the lines.
What Ages Can Watch Free Guy?
A lot of parents want to know just what the PG-13 rating for Free Guy is all about.
It’s mostly the language and violence, which if you’ve got a teen playing video games, they are already exposed to.
We say Free Guy can be appropriate for kids 11 and up (younger if they have older siblings- parents, you know what we mean by that!).
You know your family best, so when asking if Free Guy is ok for your kids, keep that in mind!
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.