Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Grim, nihilistic sequel in none-too-cheery series.

R 1992 115 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 45 reviews

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age 13+

Besides the obvious really bad CGI, this film is really good!

Alien 3 is a guilty pleasure for me, but I know a lot of people hate this movie, and will criticize me for liking it. I really like the way David Fincher captured the dark brooding essence of the film. I like that the filmmakers took a daring and risky leap of faith to do something different for the franchise. My one negative is the CGI. I understand it was new at the time and everybody wanted to use it, but it just doesn't look good. Though they still used some practical effects, and the Dog Alien looks so cool! I honestly really enjoyed it. 4/5 On violence, this is a Alien movie and this should be expected. Lots of carnage, people are clawed to death by the alien and killed with it's inner mouth. One character falls into a huge fan blade, and an alien bursts out of a dog. Most of this is bloody. 4/5 On language there is a lot of profanity including the F-word the B-word and the S-word, though most teens can handle the language. 1/5 on sexy stuff, Ripley briefly takes a shower, though nothing is shown. In all, Alien 3 is appropriate for 13+.
age 18+


This is absolutely terrible! It has a lame storyline, it is boring, and it is nowhere near as good as the first two in the franchise. David Fincher has made much better movies than this one. This is definitely one of the top 3 when it comes to movies with the heaviest language. The language is profane and awful. The filmmakers also do not shy away from violence. I do not recommend it at all to anyone!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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