Parent reviews for Parasite

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Common Sense says

age 16+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 33 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 76 reviews

age 16+

Graphic & Haunting.

I’m 20 years old and this movie 100% had very violent, graphic scenes. Like the description says, someone is choked on a wire, there is multiple times people are hit with blunt objects to death, people getting killed, crazy person hiding in the shadows traumatizing a young child, that scene will probably give me nightmares! The sex scene showed him rubbing her breast and then they had foreplay. To the people on here saying they were “just kissing” that’s a lie lol. this movie is very violent and if i had known how creepy it was i never would have watched it.

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Too much violence
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age 16+

A masterpiece!

All of the accolades are true. Whether you are observing this film through cinematography (which is STUNNING) or you are interested in its socio-cultural critique of class and systemic oppression, which is supported by the cinematography beautifully, this film inspires you to grab on and you do not want to let it go, no matter how many twists and turns the plot takes. Incredible work...Bong Joon-ho and his posse have created a masterpiece.
age 18+

Eh, don't waste your time

I'm an adult and it terrified me. Not a good message except hate the rich. Although interesting to watch and filmed well.

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Too much violence
age 14+

Brilliant film has some violence, sexual content and language

Parasite (2019) is a Korean drama following a poor family injecting themselves into a rich home with hopes to indulge in their wealth. The film had loads of mature elements including violence, language and some sexuality. VIOLENCE: SEVERE A woman is pushed down a flight of stairs and smashed her head on a stone wall. She is thrown into a basement and locked in there before she awakes later with a concussion but soon does. Some blood visible on her head. A man violently hits his face onto a button. Blood is shown on it and his face. A man walks around with blood on his face towards the end of the film. There is a massacre at a young boys birthday party. A girl is stabbed in the chest and falls to the ground as a young boy has a seizure before a man is slashed in the stomach (blood sprays on environment) and a woman runs at the killer with a hatchet but is sent to the ground with a knife aimed at her. The girl who was previously stabbed is on the ground dying as the killer attacks another woman who stabs the killer in the side with a long blade before sticking it in further and eventually killing him. Suddenly, another man is stabbed in the chest ending the scene. All of the violence happens in fast paced shots despite it being pretty bloody and graphic. A boy is strangled with a wire before he escapes and runs up a flight of stairs. He fails, and is pulled to the ground before his attacker takes a large rock and slams it onto his head (offscreen). Afterwards the boy lies on the ground with a large amount of blood pooling onto the ground below before the attacker smashes the rock onto his head again causing a bloody gash to appear and the boy to be knocked out cold as his heads twitch. This is very realistic and graphic, but he survives. LANGUAGE: MODERATE In English subtitles, around 21 uses of “f*ck” and several uses of “sh*t” along with other moderate profanities can be heard. SEXUAL CONTENT: MODERATE A girl plants her underwear in the backseat of a car to make it seem like the driver was having sex in it, (mild) dialogue relating to this can be heard multiple times. A couple lays down on a couch before the man begins rubbing and caressing the wives breast. He sticks his hand under her shirt and rubs it with a brief view of the woman’s breast. She moans and sticks her hand inside of the husbands pants and begins masterbating him before he grabs her butt and lays his hand on her crotch before he statts masturbating her. They both moan loudly, however no nudity besides the breast can be seen. This scene is more awkward than graphic because a family is lying under the couch they are on the entire time. One somewhat graphic scene of sex play and a few scenes of sexual dialogue. OVERALL: 14

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 16+
age 12+

If they can handle it...

show it to them now please

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Great messages
age 18+

It is really fantastic and most Suspense Tv Show

Korean Rock!!!

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Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 14+

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Too much violence
age 18+

NOT FOR KIDS

This is not for kids at all. The first half of the film is just fine, but when things "escalate" it becomes an entirely different type of film. The violence on its own is pretty graphic and worthy of an 18 certificate but worse than that are the dark undertones - it makes for a depressing movie that will likely give your kid nightmares. That said, the acting is brilliant, the first half of the plot is very entertaining and the director manages to maintain a constant tension throughout. Worth seeing if you are a (well balanced) adult.

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Too much violence
age 13+

Why are parents always thinking this is bad?!

This film is amazing and I think a 16+ rating doesn’t give it justice. I watched this with my 13 year old and my 15 year old and at not one point could I say they were scared. It is a fun movie that everyone should see! The film is fine for people at the age of 13 (I wouldn’t let my 7 year old watch it though) and is something they should watch if they’re excited to go from Harry Potter to something like this. It isn’t very violent (but when it is it’s offscreen), there is little to no swearing and it’s in subtitles so it will broaden your children’s film horizons. So what are you doing? Go watch it!

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Great messages