Hellboy (2004)

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Entertaining but scary superhero tale is violent.

PG-13 2004 121 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 45 reviews

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age 13+

Great Movie For Teenagers

I was skeptical when I first learned about Hellboy, because I didn't really know what it was about and I'd never read the comics before. However, one day while I was home alone, I decided to watch it. I must say - it was amazing!! It had plot, action, a team of paranormal investigators (of sorts), romance, and a very unique hero. I was thirteen when I watched Hellboy, and fourteen (I think) when I watched it again, this time with my parents and brothers (ages 9 and 7). Watching it with them was fun!! Please note that the Hellboy my family and I saw was also the Director's cut, so it probably included stuff that wasn't in the original (since I've only seen the director's cut, I can't say what was different). Also, it doesn't say this in the initial review, but I thought John Myers was a pretty good role model. He was diligent, he was kind, and he was loyal. In my opinion he was an excellent example of a good friend.

This title has:

Great messages
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age 10+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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