Alien: Covenant

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
Alien: Covenant Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 16+

Blood, gore, moody visuals, and a strong female character.

R 2017 123 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 46 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Not for kids

Everyone dies Extreme Gore Out of place gratuitous graphic sex scene

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+

Did not work for me.

I watched it once and once only. Probably never will again. The level of gore was too much and quite frankly, everybody dies...even the heroes. The sex scene is nothing a child should not see. The violent ending of it is! It just left me feeling. "What is the point?!" Just let the Aliens win and end the story.
1 person found this helpful.

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Alien Poster Image


    Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.

    age 15+
  • Prometheus Poster Image


    New Alien movie has strong themes, violence.

    age 17+
  • Blade Runner Poster Image

    Blade Runner

    A dark, philosophical sci-fi drama for older teens.

    age 16+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a UFO
    Space and Aliens
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate