Frightening/Intense Scenes - 5
Some scenes listed under violence could be considered intense.
The scene where Chino tells Maria that Bernardo was killed by Tony is very intense pathologically, especially where the music reaches a fever pitch.
Anybodys scurries around the city, and Chino comes out of the shadows. This can be frightening for some, unsettling, and very unexpected.
Plot includes the deaths of main characters making the film emotionally intense to many viewers.
The end is very intense, and probably the most emotionally intense part of the film, where the Jets take Tony away, the police take Chino away, and the music ends in a somber note.
Overall, the play is meant for younger viewers, and brings emotional messages of discrimination, and negative views of immigration in the 30's. Some violence, conflicts, a love story, along with the music, make this one of the most acclaimed movies of the 20th century. This movie is definitely one of the must-sees for your child, with guidance. Suggested MPAA Rating: PG for stylized violence, language, sensuality, and some smoking.
22/50 - Contributors of this page have analyzed this film based on a scale of 0-50. 0-10 = 100% kid friendly, Example: Cinderella; 11-15 = A bit rough in some areas, but still kid friendly, Example: Bolt; 16-20 = Not recommended for tots and small children, Example: THIS; 21-25 = Not Recommended for children under the age of 13 . Example: Forrest Gump; 26-30 = Recommended for mature audiences, , Example: Saving Private Ryan; 31-40 = Not recommended for anyone under 18, Example: Requiem for A Dream; 40+ = High R, NC-17, Example: Cannibal Holocaust
23/50 = Not Recommended for children under the age of 9 to 13..