Dark Shadows

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Mixed-up Depp/Burton vampire comedy has blood, innuendo.

PG-13 2012 113 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 73 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

P. C bottoms

I think it has TO MUCH SEX! Children at 14 should not see that. Too much Rowling around and... Moaning. It's an OK movie just a bit scary

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 15+

A bloody mess

While there is no nudity in Dark Shadows there are many awkwardly implied sex scenes, as well as extremely sexual innuendos. The fight at the end is all over the place in all honesty, the witch/snake thing (Angie) has bones cracking and rightening, as well as somehow shattering like porcelain all over the place, the paintings end up "crying" blood, somehow a ghost kills the witch, a werewolf enters - I mean it's just all over the place.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

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