Abducted in Plain Sight

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Disturbing docu about '70s pedophile; violence, sex.

NR 2018 91 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 14+
The movie is definitely watchable. The details of the story are truly mind boggling. I mean as each one emerges you won't believe it could get any more awful, or any more insane. And the details are myriad. The subjects are heavy and confusing and very explicit. I think even kids 14+ need a parent there with them if they do watch. And be prepared for some serious conversations about things like pedophilia, infidelity, sexuality, abduction, aliens, Stockholm Syndrome, and much more. I think some of these subjects are important to talk to kids about. Obviously they need to be aware of the reality of dangerous people etc. But this is a very lurid, voyeuristic, almost tabloid (except it's all true!), journey through some heavy topics. And I don't believe kids are ready to process them when introduced that way.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: October 16, 2018
  • On DVD or streaming: January 15, 2019
  • Director: Skye Borgman
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 91 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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