They Cloned Tyrone parents guide: Is the Netflix sci-fi thriller movie appropriate for kids?

They Cloned Tyrone - (L to R) Teyonah Parris as Yo-Yo, Jamie Foxx as Slick Charles and John Boyega as Fontaine in They Cloned Tyrone. Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023.
They Cloned Tyrone - (L to R) Teyonah Parris as Yo-Yo, Jamie Foxx as Slick Charles and John Boyega as Fontaine in They Cloned Tyrone. Cr. Parrish Lewis/Netflix © 2023. /
facebooktwitterreddit

John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx star in They Cloned Tyrone, streaming now on Netflix. It’s a sci-fi thriller film following a drug dealer, a pimp, and a sex worker working together to uncover a government cloning conspiracy going on in their neighborhood.

Juel Taylor makes his feature film directorial debut with this movie. He’s known for co-writing the screenplays for the movies Creed IISpace Jam: A New Legacy and Shooting Stars. He co-wrote the screenplay for They Cloned Tyrone with writer-producer Tony Rettenmaier.

The movie premiered at the American Black Film Festival in June 2023, followed by a limited theatrical release starting on July 14. It received mostly positive reviews from critics, and currently (July 21) has a perfect 100% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Everyone’s raving about it, and now it’s time for us Netflix Lifers to finally get the chance to see it. But before you hit play on the movie’s title page on Netflix, we must share the parents guide and age rating with you. That way, you’ll know if it’s okay to watch this film with kids around.

They Cloned Tyrone parents guide and age rating

They Cloned Tyrone is rated R, meaning it may be unsuitable for ages under 17. It was given this age rating for pervasive language, graphic violence, some sexual material, and drug use. Also, there’s profanity, alcohol consumption, and blood.

Here’s a list of scenes in the film that many parents would deem inappropriate for kids to be watching:

  • Female sex workers pretend to participate in sexual acts with men in cars.
  • Another scene takes place in a strip club where women are seen dancing and walking around in revealing clothing such as g-strings and bras. Although a lot of skin is shown, we don’t see any private parts.
  • Naked women and men walk around in the fictional city of Glen, but their private areas are pixelated out.
  • Naked bodies are shown floating around in cylinder tubes in a lab.
  • A character hits another character with their car and breaks their leg.
  • A character is shot in the chest several times, leaving holes in their torso.
  • A character shoots another character at close range, leaving a bloody spot on the coat they’re wearing and on the wall behind them.
  • A character shoots another character in the head and leaves a bloody hole.
  • A character is forced to put a gun up to their head by another character.
  • A bunch of characters get into a violent brawl inside a lab.
  • Characters are shown smoking and drinking alcohol.

Obviously, younger audiences shouldn’t be watching a movie with this type of content involved. So They Cloned Tyrone is definitely not a family-friendly film. We recommend watching this movie when the kids are tucked in and ready for bed or occupied with a kids’ movie or show. I promise you don’t want to be interrupted once you start watching this mind-bending film.

Check out the official trailer to see John Boyega, Teyonah Parris, and Jamie Foxx in action!

They Cloned Tyrone is now available to stream on Netflix.

Next. 51 best Netflix movies to watch (and 20 to skip). dark