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Parents' Guide to

The Wrath of Becky

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Much-improved but still ultra-violent teen revenge sequel.

Movie R 2023 84 minutes
The Wrath of Becky Movie Poster: Becky (Lulu Wilson) wears a red jump suit, holds a crossbow, and stands in front of a yellow brick wall, a smudge of blood on her cheek

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Exciting revenge movie isn’t as bad as the reviews say.

Gory action movie is fine for 13 year olds if there mature but 14 is fine.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This sequel to the uneven thriller Becky takes a firmer hold of its tone, gleefully embracing gore and dark humor, as well as offering a slightly older and less tragic main character. The Wrath of Becky -- now in the hands of writers and directors Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote -- is frankly less cruel than the original in which the 13-year-old Becky faced horrors that just seemed like too much. Now Becky is 16 and has become a survivor, a warrior who calls her own shots, which gives viewers more confidence in her.

Plus, the villains are once again despicable White supremacists who sing racist songs and wear shirts with slogans like "My Pronoun Is 'Patriot.'" Becky shrugs and decides that, even though it feels like the world has lost its bearings and there's not much she can do to change it, she can at least do it a little favor. Angel and Coote's dialogue is sharp and funny, and they cook up several surprise situations, running through it all with expert pacing. Both the opening shot -- a goofy lawn sprinkler wiggling to the tune of Carl Orff's "Gassenhauer" -- and the final shot, which involves a rocket launcher, feel flawlessly chosen. The Wrath of Becky may not be very deep, but it comes together with a deeply satisfying snap.

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