A History of Violence

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Complex examination of violence; not for kids.

R 2005 96 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 16+

Good Film

This movie great. It should not be seen by anyone under 16.
age 18+

A History of Violence. Too violent and sexual in nature for teens.

The violence in this movie is quite graphic yet frightening; two men rob a diner and forces the man to give them money or his partner will forcefully try to rape one of his waitresses. The man knocks the robber over in the floor, and shoots him on the top of his head, and blood is seen gushing from his mouth. A boy is bullied to the point where he punches the bully and knocks him on the floor and then relentlessly punches and kicks him in the face and stomach. A boy shoots a man through the stomach with a shotgun resulting with a gaping bloody hole. A man breaks another man's nose and stomps on his throat while on the ground, and he chokes to death. There are several uses of f**k, motherf**ker, and s**t. Some characters are seen smoking and drinking. There is a sex scene involving thrusting between a married couple and buttocks are briefly seen, including a woman's pubic area.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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