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

age 15+

Exceptionally scary flick is too intense for younger teens.

PG-13 2011 102 minutes

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Based on 56 reviews

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Based on 304 reviews

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age 14+

Really stupid “horror” movie

I would not call this a horror movie by any means. The first half an hour is a tense build up and then it gets extremely far fetched after this. The main villain is only scary in one scene and it’s the one that basically advertises the movie. Other times he looks funny and stupid. I’m going to get a truck load of hate from fanboys but listen to me this isn’t scary at all. It’s only creepy at the start, as I said and that’s why I say it’s ok for 14 yrs old because I got creeped out a little bit. If your looking for a good horror movie watch the conjuring or ouija origin of evil which are both great tense and scary horror movies. Also , creepy , horror and scary are completely different things and I would say its mildly creepy. The only good thing is that the sound design in tense moments or before a jumpscare is great Thanks for reading
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Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 1, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: July 12, 2011
  • Cast: Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne
  • Director: James Wan
  • Studio: FilmDistrict
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: thematic material, violence, terror and frightening images, and brief strong language
  • Last updated: November 15, 2022

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