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By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy sci-fi thriller is very violent; not for tweens/kids.

Movie PG-13 2009 88 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 13+

this move is a great cure for insomnia

this movie was a snore fest i kept thinking it was going to get better but it never did. total waste of 2 hours of my life. there is some gore so you might want to leave the youngster at home. older teen probably are ok. this move is a great cure for insomnia
age 17+

interesting movie

I loved the plot of this movie I thought it was very good very interesting. It's worth seeing and I would even watch it a second time. I did think it was violent in some thing but mostly action. There were some sexual scenes we could have done without I mean considering these people could make their surrogates look like whatever they want and do whatever they want them to do it could have gotten way more out of hand so it wasn't too bad. This movie is a thriller one you have to piece things together and try and figure it out so if you like those kinds of movies you'll like this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This movie about humanity's disconnect feels soulless and shallow, even disconnected itself. Using a graphic novel by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele as source material, director Jonathan Mostow and the screenwriters work hard to examine society's blind acceptance of the mechanization that's rapidly gaining on us -- and to reveal its dangers. Unfortunately, while the movie offers some intriguing visuals and imaginative and skillful action sequences -- along with an interesting premise -- the film is undone by wooden performances, a less-than-subtle message, twists that are easy to spot, and some ludicrous motivation. And a subplot about Greer's failing relationship with his wife after the death of their son is melodramatic and very thin.

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