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Common Sense Media says

Dated but still extremely scary. Not for younger kids.

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Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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Great Movie!!!!!!

Common Sense is wrong!!! This movie is not dated except for the ship's computer, which always looks the same in every spaceship. It is amazing, and everyone over the age of 12 with a stomach should at least try to handle it.
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008
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old and tolotally fake but interesting.

well there is no sex, red on violence, red on language with repeated F word and there is some drinking and alot of smoking. other than that it's okay.
Teen, 17 years old Written byJess17 March 31, 2013
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14
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Slow to start but worth the wait

Amazing classic sci-fi film but i wouldn't class it as a horror. the infamous 'scary' chest scene is not up to scratch to the realism of todays movies and therefore i feel kids will more likely laugh than scream. considering the new 'pretty much a remake' Prometheus is a 15 and is ten times as jumping and gory, alien is a fantastic movie but is no longer a scare. Kids probably would get bored at the VERY slow start and therefore not the best film but the alien itself still seems realistic at times which is testament to the amazing special effects at the time. There is also the strong female star who is a positive role model in the story. MUCH better than the newer 'remake' and a brilliant watch.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byLu Bu December 2, 2012
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18
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Not Sigourney's best

Oh good lord, If you thought African Cats was boring and gross, you should really see this movie. This was just flat-out disturbing. Most of the guys were idiots for not incinerating those aliens. Well, at least the smart one survived at the end.
Teen, 13 years old Written bySomeoneYouDon'tKnow October 21, 2012
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15
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A real sci-fi/horror classic

This movie is amazingly shot, breathtakingly atmospheric, and almost completely flawless. It has all the tension of a good horror film and all the awesome special effects of a good sci-fi film. The tension was brilliantly handed, showing almost none of the actual alien and leaving much to the viewer's imagination. The musical score was awesome, with some quiet, tense dings, but some loud bursts for the scenes with the Alien. The acting is also great for the time, especially Sigourney Weaver and Ian Holme. The script is also witty and realistic, but dead serious when it wants to be. There are some good twists in the plot that keep the film going, and it all works up to a great ending that leaves you a hungry for a sequel, but not enough so that it's not an entertaining movie in its own right. It's chilling, atmospheric, dark, grim, brooding, bloody, and one of the best films of the 1970s.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byFILMCRITIC500 August 22, 2012
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12
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Scott's epic sci-fi classic is scary, but perfect for young teens

a pure gem to sit through, this film is great from the opening credits to the final words. younger kids and adults will enjoy this suspenseful frightfest, but some of the violence and language may be to intense for younger tweens. there is plenty of terror, but not much violence. there are chases, torchings, shootings, proddings, cuttings, a decapitation of a robot which then spews oil and fake flesh everywhere, a massive explosion, and the iconic scene of the chestburster exploding from Kanes chest, spewing blood everywhere. there is some strong language with uses of f**k, sh** and a**
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bydavstern May 14, 2012
AGE
14
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Might scare kids, will be adventurous to teens.

I rate Alien iffy for ages 14-15 Parents need to know that although Alien is not as violent as it sounds, it still is pretty violent. It would still earn an R rating today, but it wouldn't be in the the gore-fest group. VIOLENCE: 4/5- A few but bloody alien attacks, usually w/ a lot of blood, sometimes spurting. A particularly disturbing scene is when a crew member is eating dinner, and starts to choke, and an alien tries a few times to come out if his chest, and eventually succeeds. Some may find it disturbing when Ash beats up Ripley. The alien itself may scare some. PROFANITY: 0/5- Only a few F words, other average PG13 language. SEX: 0/5- P-rn posters can briefly be seen while Ash beats up Ripley Movie related to Alien Aliens Predator The Thing Alien vs Preadator Aliens
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 16 years old Written bydanboy99 July 12, 2010
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15
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old March 14, 2010
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11
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great movie for sci fi lovers!

Many older people who saw this movie around when it came out will advise you not to see this movie for its violence. The thing is, the saw it way back when that was the most horrifying thing out. In todays standards, its violent but not to bad for anyone over the age of 11. I think Alien is probably one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I advise that this movie is full of creepy surprises so if you have seen this movie and want to show it to a younger audience (14-) than you may want to warn them before the gory and/or freaky bits.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bymovieslug August 8, 2009
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14
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great movie

great movie cant wait to see aliens althoe it was great there was a decent amout of blood, vilence. jump out at you tipe of movie not for yonger kids or tweens
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old July 19, 2009
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14
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A Classic

Great. Very Thrilling.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written byx495 July 3, 2009
AGE
14
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Graphic but spectacular sci-fi classic is very scary for kids.

Parents should know that this film has graphic violence including the infamous scene in which a baby alien bursts forth from a screaming man's gut. Other bloody attacks are implied and shown and there are jump scenes, There is some strong language in the movie and there are no strong messages.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written bycopperzinc May 31, 2009
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14
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What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byking_George92 April 9, 2008
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Best classic horror film!!!!!!

No offense for the fans-----Halloween, Jaws, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre etc all sucked. This one didn't, not even a bit, it wasn't too scary, but though it was suspenseful and shocking film that makes people jump throughout it. This film is definately OK for people aged 13 and over, I'm 15 by the way. Probably, because of the 5 "F" words gave the film an R rating, violence was like a PG-13 rating including horror.
Teen, 13 years old Written byLandshark April 9, 2008
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this should have been rated pg-13

it wasn't scary to me it wouldn't even scare my 10 year old sister should never have been rated r but its a good movie i like it
Kid, 9 years old April 2, 2013
AGE
14
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Rating

Toward the end of the movie a woman does get in her underwear. To get in a pod to go back to earth. In the movie a ALIEN pops out of a guys chest. Very intense for kids. It can be very INapropiate for kids, I was nine watching the show and it freaked me out so much. Please do not let your younger kids watch this.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 17 years old Written byYour_God April 2, 2013
AGE
14
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Unn . . . I will give it half n' half

In alien, there are some crude scenes. In one, an alien pops of of a guys chest. In one scene, there are pictures of nude women, breast and all.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old March 7, 2013
AGE
15
QUALITY
 

A Movie I'll See When I'm Older

I'll see this when I'm older, but if it's too scary, I won't see the sequels.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old March 3, 2013
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11
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Great movie

Alien is a sci-fi movie that is more of a thriller than horror. I mean, a little worm bursts out of a mans chest but its slow and shows a little guts but not much. I'd say the only violent part would be that and the part where the guy looking for the cat gets impaled then blood drizzles down on the others. So all in all I think this is one of the best movies ever.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written byevolinag December 17, 2012
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12
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Classic Science Fiction masterpiece is too intense for younger viewers.

"Alien" is a science fiction movie by Ridley Scott released in 1979. ------------------------------------------------- Being released in the late 70s, "Alien" was way ahead of its time. Comparing it to other classics of that era (e.g. Star Wars), this movie has a completely different way of athmosphere and plot. The protagonists are normal people like you and me, no heroic and unrealistic beings you can't identify with. However, propably the only person having real heroism is the main character of Ellen Ripley, who is a strong woman. She always stays powerful and clear in mind, no matter how desperate the situation is. Also, "Alien" is a movie you can watch again and again, without getting boring. It still stays suspenseful and well-made no matter often you watch it. There is a scene set in a ventilation shaft that is going to get you every time. It also is one of the few movies that has a plot like this without being ridiculous. You should take this movie as serious as any critical drama - this is no average sci-fi-horror flick. Maybe it will help you to know that this is directed by Ridley Scott, who will later be awarded for his superb history movie, "Gladiator". "Alien" is deeply intelligent and of an adult nature, and is one of the best of its genre. Or even the best! --------------------------------- You need to know that "Alien" has its violent and intense moments and needs caution. It takes the same caution that "Terminator" takes, another classic science fiction horror movie. There is one scene in which an alien baby bursts out of a man's stomach, with blood splattering everywhere. Also, several people are killed by the Alien, but it is mostly off-screen or extremely brief. The whole athmosphere is suspenseful, and has a few shock moments. But also, you have to keep in mind that it was made in 1979 and that younger viewers, who are used to modern horror or science fiction movies. There are 5 f-words, with language on the border of a PG-13. Like mentioned before, it takes the same caution as "The Terminator". Both movies have some R-violence, but because of its depiction and the many references in modern pop culture, should be okay for teens anround 12 and up.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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