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OPPENHEIMER (2023) Parents Guide Movie Review & Age Rating

Oppenheimer is a challenging and thought-provoking film, but it is also an incredibly rewarding one. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

Oppenheimer Parents Guide

Oppenheimer releases in theaters across the United States tomorrow, July 21, 2023. The film stars Cillian Murphy (J. Robert Oppenheimer), Florence Pugh (Jean Tatlock), Emily Blunt (wife Kitty Oppenheimer), Matt Damon (Leslie Groves), Rami Malek (David Hill), Casey Affleck (Boris Pash), Robert Downey Jr. (Lewis Strauss), Kenneth Branagh (Niels Bohr), Gary Oldman (Harry S. Truman), Josh Peck (Kenneth Bainbriidge), Josh Hartnett (Ernest Lawrence), and Alden Ehrenreich (Richard Feynman). The film was written by Kai Bird, Martin J. Sherwin, and Christopher Nolan, who also directed it. Composer Ludwig Göransson recorded the score for the film. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

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Oppenheimer Movie Quotes

Oppenheimer Parents Guide

In Oppenheimer: The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

Oppenheimer Parents Guide

Oppenheimer Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what concerned parents need to know about the age ratings of the movie before letting their younger children watch Oppenheimer.

LanguageOppenheimer contains stronger words, with profanity used throughout. Lookout words include f*ck, sh*t, d*mn, and g-d d*mn.

Mature Content: The film has mature themes being based on the making and releasing of the first atomic bomb during World War II, so viewers can expect to see the making and testing of the bomb, with fire, smoke, and explosions, as well as the release of the bomb. However, viewers are told much of what happened when the bomb was dropped instead of seeing the gory details (references to mass assassination, suicide, and hallucinations of a young woman’s skin appearing to blow off). The film also has some sexual content with graphic sex scenes and brief nudity, showing a frontal view of characters and the partial nudity of a female’s breasts. Characters are shown consuming alcohol and smoking cigarettes in the film.

Age Rating of the Movie Oppenheimer: Universal Pictures Oppenheimer movie rating has an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (Motion Picture Association of America movie ratings) for graphic language, sexually explicit scenes, and war-related imagery, and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for mature audiences, an older audience, adult audiences, young adults, teens, and young audiences aged 17 years and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) for this restricted R category is highly suggested for younger kids (young viewers) under 17 years of age in this R-rated film for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 17 years old; it is not suitable for young children or small children. The film does not contain drug abuse or any drug use content.

Overall Thoughts

Director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is an incredible cinematic journey through the life of Robert Oppenheimer, one of the world’s most famous scientists and the father of the atomic bomb. The movie follows Oppenheimer’s journey from his childhood to his eventual involvement in the Manhattan Project, which resulted in the first atomic bomb. Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s direction is masterful, and he brings a visually stunning and visceral intensity to the film. The film’s use of IMAX cinematography is particularly impressive, and many of the action sequences are some of the most exciting and visually arresting ever put to film.

Oppenheimer is a sprawling, ambitious film that takes a deep dive into the life and work of one of the most consequential scientists of the 20th century. The film is not afraid to take a darker tone and tackle complex philosophical questions about the nature of war, the responsibilities of scientists, and the power of technology.

The performances in Oppenheimer are all excellent, with Cillian Murphy giving a tour-de-force performance as Oppenheimer. Murphy captures the scientist’s intelligence, charisma, and inner turmoil with great skill. The supporting cast is also excellent, with standout performances from Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr.

Oppenheimer is a powerful and important film that is sure to be remembered for years to come. It is a film that will challenge you to think about the world in new ways, and it is a film that will stay with you long after you have seen it.

Oppenheimer Parents Guide