Angels & Demons

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Talky, violent conspiracy thriller will bore kids and teens.

PG-13 2009 130 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 38 reviews

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age 14+

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age 15+


The reason I rated this 15 + is because young teens probably'll find this movie boring and dull because of the history. But as I wrote in the title, it's NOT as violent as everyone says. I was kind of scared to watch this because I looked at IMDB's parent guide which said the violence was 10/10 which is sick? The violence wasn't graphic, not even just a bit. There was violence, yes, but definitely not graphic. There was some shootings but you never got to see the wounds, a man committed suicide by lighting himself on fire but you just get to see his face through the fire flames (it's not damaged yet). A man slits another ones throat but you only hear a sound and then the man covers his wound. I don't find the violence disturbing and a 12 year old probably would've handled it fine, but I rated this 15 because of the storyline. It's about Illuminati and very historical. Not everyone will appreciate this since it's a special movie. I'm not sure people under 14 will get the plot. Maybe older wouldn't appreciate it either, I don't know. I have to admit I were kind of confused at some point. They talk a lot, it's slow moving and so predictable. It's not very exciting and boring for everyone who aren't into historical and religious stuff. I've seen Da Vinci Code and this isn't better, I prefer Da Vinci Code. Overall it's not the best movie but not the worst. Kind of fun at some times but can be very boring. No kissing or sexual scenes.

This title has:

Great role models

Movie Details

  • In theaters: May 15, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: November 24, 2009
  • Cast: Ewan McGregor, Tom Hanks
  • Director: Ron Howard
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 130 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sequences of violence, disturbing images and thematic material
  • Last updated: July 2, 2022

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