1998 R 1h 48m DVD

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1998 R 1h 48m DVD
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A senator weary of political scheming hires a hit man to end his misery. With nothing to lose, he adopts a policy of brutal honesty, which gains him respect among voters and prompts him to call off his assassination. But it might already be too late.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie is all about satirizing and subverting the American political process, a complicated topic that most kids probably won't get. Also, Jay and Constance Bulworth are in a loveless marriage. Constance is having an affair that's made explicit by the fact that she's shown lying in bed naked (nothing provocative is shown) with her lover. Jay flirts with Nina and tells the audience that he can get lots of p---y because of his powerful role in the Senate. Jay swears a lot, talks about being suicidal, drinks, smokes pot, and plans to have himself killed. His staffers snort cocaine. Children are shown with guns and as drug dealers.

Sexual Content

Bulworth's wife is shown in bed with her lover in a non-explicit love scene.


Bulworth plans to have himself killed. Child drug dealers carry guns. Bulworth is shot.


Extreme profanity, including almost every expletive you can think of.

Social Behavior

A political satire, the movie attempts to show Bulworth making good on his political convictions and exposing political hypocrisy. At the same time the film includes some extreme stereotypes of urban culture.


KFC is mentioned by Bulworth and then you see him in his limo getting a bucket of chicken.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Bulworth drinks and drives and smokes pot, and his advisers snort cocaine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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