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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity


The contours of David Bowie's genitalia are often clearly apparent when his character is onscreen, due to the tights he is wearing.

The villain and the heroine share a slow dance at a masquerade ball.

It is implied that Jareth falls in love with Sarah, who is much younger than him.

Violence & Gore


Monster roughhousing, tussling, sword fighting, a giant axe-wielding robot-like thing, and even a goblin machine-gunner, but no blood.

Despite occasional talk of "certain death," none of the peril meant very seriously.

The "Fire Gang" is a group of creatures who playfully pull their bodies apart and reassemble each other (and talk of doing the same to the fleeing heroine).



Mild, with a few "hells" and "damns" and "crap".


During the "Magic Dance" number, goblins are seen drinking an unknown substance, with one goblin beneath the tap of a barrel not unlike an alcoholic.


There are several scenes which could be considered scary to a child below the age of six, but it largely depends on the maturity of the child.

In one scene, the girl falls into a hole, and dozens of hands make faces and talk to her as well as catch and drop her variously.

In another scene, there are hairless rodent-like creatures attached to sticks and they seem to bite viciously.

The first scene in the bedroom is dark and shows goblins popping out of various places, laughing, and then disappearing before she can see them.

Bowie's character comes in through the window, accompanied by thunder and lightning. He produces a snake out of a crystal, and throws it at Sarah.

Another scene shows a machine with blades and spikes on it wheeling its way towards the main girl and a companion.

The scene with some creatures called the "Fireys" or "Fire Gang" could be a little scary for some kids, since they remove their heads and other body parts, play around with them, recombine them to look like even stranger creatures (a head and two feet), etc.

None of the Fireys is hurt, and they go back to "normal" at the end (before trying unsuccessfully to remove Sarah's head!). However, for a kid who is sensitive about bodily integrity, getting hurt, etc., it could be scary.

I saw this movie when I was 6 and I was really scared when I saw the Goblins for the first time, so caution to younger kids.

Overall: 18/50

Suggested rating PG for creature action violence and mild language.

Kids aged 8 should be okay with this movie.

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