The Thing (1982)

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Gory fear fest is a classic the faint-hearted should skip.

R 1982 109 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 78 reviews

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age 17+

One of the greatest Carpenter films ever made!

A strong narrative, well executed vision and quite a bit of violence. Russell is a delight in Carpenter's vision and all the other actors play their parts expertly well. The beginning is golden and it continues to get better from there. An excellent claustrophobic character study of who do you trust? And what is the real terror? Where does it live? Is it within? A great horror film for people who do not like blood and guts but enjoy psychological complexity.
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Too much violence

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