You're Next

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Bloody home invasion movie is more hype than content.

R 2013 96 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 17+

Entertaining, well made, mildy surprising.

The lead girl is a badass and we root for her throughout. Movie stops being scary halfway tbrough and becomes a survival/ assassination thriller that knows how to hit the right notes on pursuits and kills. The dialog is passable i guess and most of the characters are hollow. But as a "watch em die flick" it builds them up relatively well before thier cruel and brutal deaths that still shock despite toungue in cheek moments. An arrow to the neck, a throat cut with razor wire (shown in closeup but not as bloody as one would expect). A man repeatedly stabbed with a screwdriver in an emotionally intense scene (blood dots his sweater). Bloody after math of a woman slashed to death in bed. A man has his throat slashed by machete with some blood. A man has his jugular cut before he is stabbed in the eye (shown sticking out with blood trickle. A woman is thrown through glass (she is bloody) and is golf butted in the skull with an axe. A brutal electrocution and sloppy blender deep into the top of somebodys head. A girl shown in pool of blood under head. Several but not many f words. Implied sex with legs shown and breasts after they are finished and again i with an undressing married couple. A man is beated in the head woth a wrench repeatedly (we see close ups of the bloody wound). A man is stabed in the eye and his hands are bloody, another is beaten to deathw ith a brick splattering the ground and the killer with blood (dark flickering shots). One is stabbed in the foot. A woman seriously proposes that she and her boyfriend "F--- on your mothers corpse".

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Too much violence
age 16+

Fantastic

You're Next is what the horror genre needed. With production companies manufacturing constant variations of successful films like "The Conjuring" and "Insidious," it was nice to see a slasher; a well done slasher, that is. You're Next has a fresh take on the home invasion horror sub-genre. Instead of spewing not only guts and gore- it gives us strong character development of our heroin and delineates its "indie" feel quite proudly. The sex is low- very tame for a slasher films- especially in our post-modern genre of horror films like the "Friday the 13th" remake. The twist is also nice- not too predictable. Any teenage horror fanatic will want to see this and if their high school aged then they've seen it before- this is greatly directed and produced entertainment.

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