The Stepfather

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Horror remake has more tension than blood.

PG-13 2009 101 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 27 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 17+

crime thriller - bloodless

this film succeed to make me pause and take a deep breath and get ready for what happening next. I enjoyed the first mid, it just the end I expected to be something clearer but it wasn't.

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Too much violence
age 13+

The Stepfather Review

I wanted to like this movie. It a a meh film. Almost goreless. Very dissapointing but I did like the tension but it was not enough to keep me hook. I giving The Stepfather a 5/10

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 16, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: February 9, 2010
  • Cast: Amber Heard, Dylan Walsh, Penn Badgley
  • Director: Nelson McCormick
  • Studio: Screen Gems
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 101 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense sequences of violence, disturbing images, mature thematic material and brief sensuality
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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