All parents have concerns about the content of what their children are watching, but no one has time to preview every movie or tv show their child wants to see. Whether your kids are watching on the big screen or a handheld screen, use these sites to find in-depth reviews of any movie’s content without having to watch it yourself first.
The Dove Foundation – I like this one because it breaks down the movie concerns into different categories: violence, language, sexual content, etc. and even tells you specifically what the instances are.
Plugged In – This site from Focus on the Family is similar to the Dove Foundation, but it is not as easy to read through. One bonus is that it tends to give more details on the spiritual aspects of the movies rather than just a warning of the possible questionable content and offers reviews on more than just movies.
Common Sense Media – This last one is my favorite! Easy to use, much more in-depth, and an overall trustworthy review. I’ve found that it’s typically more updated than the other two and even features movies that are in theatres or coming out in theatres soon. It also reviews video games and tv shows in addition to movies. It highlights more of the positive attributes and values within the movie that you can talk about together with your kids and allows you to read reviews submitted by other parents just like you.