The Village

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Thought-provoking and intense thriller has some violence.

PG-13 2004 100 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 98 reviews

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age 13+

Traumatized Me

Sending in my review because a long repressed memory hit me after watching a clip from this movie :-) My father snuck me into the theater when I was seven to watch this movie. I didn’t understand the movie, but the creepy animal thing gave me nightmares. It was months before I could sleep alone again. I’m sure no one is planning on letting their 7 year old see this movie but, just in case, I’m here to say DON’T DO IT.

This title has:

Too much violence
3 people found this helpful.
age 8+
My kids were fine with this movie at a young age. Suspenseful, but not too gory other than animals. Good conversation starter.

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