Another great column from A.O. Scott.

“. . . In other words: Parents of America, take your children to the movies you want to see! Within reason, naturally. I cringe at the sight of strollers at “Apocalypto” or “Saw III.” But I also cringe at the timidity and cautiousness — the hypersensitivity — that confines family viewing to movies with a plush toy or fast food advertising tie-in.

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