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

age 12+

Creepy/clever creature feature with touches of humor.

PG-13 1990 103 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 13+

Good Film; Use Discretion

Better than I expected; worth watching even for adults. Pretty solid story line for this genre, as long as you haven't done too much research on spiders. Good message about facing fears, typical pg-13 language. This movie is intense and may have a unique effect on viewers since spiders are ubiquitous as opposed to the antagonists in other scary films. Pretty much ok for young teens in my opinion, but there is one shot that pans down a teenage girl's bare torso. It's zoomed in to avoid the really important parts, but it's still clear what you're looking at. Adults drink wine and punch. A grieving parent is drunk.

This title has:

Too much sex
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age 9+

Great creepy crawly movie

Watched today for the first time in quite a few years with my 9 and 10 year olds. 10 year old was completely unfazed but 9 year old was a little spooked by the critters. He stuck with it though and watched the whole thing. Quite a lot of s*#ts peppered in but overall a good watch.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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