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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • R
  • 1h 40m
  • 1975
Certified Fresh78%
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A campy musical that doubles as a horror film, this cult classic details the travails of a couple who enter the creepy castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter and wind up dancing the "Time Warp."
© 1975 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh78%
Critics Consensus: Rocky Horror Picture Show brings its quirky characters in tight, but it's the narrative thrust that really drives audiences insane and keeps 'em doing the time warp again.
Gay Community News (Boston)
Don Shewey

Sounds like the hokiest story in the book, right? But The Rocky Horror Picture Show transcends the corn by introducing countless conventions out of film history and then, with a minimum of cheap shots, turning them upside down.

May 10, 2022
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
A comedic cult classic with heavy sexual innuendo.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 cult classic movie in which two square sweethearts spend the night in the castle of a transvestite scientist. This movie is based upon complex adult themes of sexuality and personal freedoms/lifestyles. Dr. Frank N. Furter is played up as an outlandish, sexually-open character. There is a very suggestive scene of Frank N. Furter seducing the couple and another sex scene between Janet and the beefcake Rocky. While there is no direct nudity, the film is very provocative, right down to the song lyrics. Expect frequent sexual innuendo, implying erections, sexual desire, and group sex. "Dammit" and "goddammit" are heard. Violence includes a dead body in a glass table, characters killed by lasers, and the implication that a man was killed with a pickax. Comedic pratfall violence includes a male character kicked in the crotch and a female character playfully whipped. Mature teens with an understanding of sexuality and individuality are the best audience.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror
  • Release Date:February 23, 1975
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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