Arsenic and Old Lace

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Cary Grant serial-killer comedy classic is cozy and tame.

NR 1944 118 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 10+

A classic that needs more recognition!

An innocent dark comedy!! It revolves around Cary Grant's character realizing that his old nice aunts are putting people out their misery (poisoning them). Yet, they think they are doing a good deed (charity). Cary Grant strives to help solve's everyones problem in this hilarious classic and the ending is just hilarious! A goofy and classic Halloween film for the family!! :D

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Great messages
age 10+

A Cary Grant Masterpiece

I am only half serious about the role models being bad and the violence. This movie is just so perfectly goofy that though you could feel bad about laughing at a couple of batty ladies offing a bunch of old men one at a time because they were lonely, you honestly don't. The movie is perfectly ridiculous, and in this day and age, completely harmless in all ways. A must see for adults.

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Too much violence

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