Picnic at Hanging Rock

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Eerie, haunting film hints at violence and sexuality.

PG 1979 107 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Haunting and breathtaking

A film that draws you in and keeps you there from beginning to end. The story of suspense that keeps the audience hooked on a string compels one to continue watching...and watching and watching. The journey takes a lot of turns and it becomes apparent that their fates are all intertwined and that no one will come away unscathed. This film holds you tightly bound to the character's fates and there is no doubt that no one comes through unscathed. Brilliant vision by Weir.
age 13+

Eerie and otherwordly

Atmospheric story set in Australia during the late Victorian era. A suicide and some of the haunting hanging rock sequences make it inappropriate for young children. Any so called sexual undertones that some critics carry on about are well hidden and its more of a science fiction film about the meaning of time and reality.

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