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

age 17+

Unsettling, high-class horror movie is extremely violent.

R 2019 140 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 71 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 113 reviews

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age 18+

Very disturbing. This will stay with you.

This won't be a film you will be forgetting any time soon. The gore is very graphic, vivid, and detailed however that alone is not what puts this in X rated (nc17) territory. The sexual and violent exploitation on the main characters range from cruel to sickening, and their reactions to this exploitation comes off very real. Lengthy scenes showing the effects of the physical and psychological pain , coupled with the apathy and aloofness of those inflicting that pain make for a very unsettling watch. The way children of the cult are conditioned to systemically abide by some very savage cultural norms ( and not in an over the top campy way) is enough to say no to allowing kids or sensitive viewers watch
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age 18+

Kids please don’t watch, adults watch with care

I absolutely loved the movie as an adult. I feel that kids viewing this movie and rating younger than 18+ don’t truly understand how they were emotionally impacted. This movie is violent, gruesome and downright horrendous. There is suicide/murder suicide/ritualistic suicide, homicide and torture, ritualistic sex scenes involving multiple fully naked women and one fully naked man. As a lover of ‘mind-screw’ horror films I really enjoyed it, but was equally horrified at every turn of the movie.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 3, 2019
  • On DVD or streaming: October 8, 2019
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, Jack Reynor
  • Director: Ari Aster
  • Studio: A24
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 140 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing ritualistic violence and grisly images, strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language
  • Last updated: July 1, 2022

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