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(out of 3 reviews)
age 10+
 
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Teen, 15 years old Written byVivian_L March 16, 2010
age 13+
 

One of my favorite movies--

I cannot believe I'm the first person to write a review for this... I own this movie on DVD, and I'm really glad I do because it's an amazing movie and I love watching it; Cary Grant was wonderful in it. It's sort of a dark comedy, but not too graphic. I think it's fine for kids 10+ graphic-wise, but I put 13+ because for some reason most younger kids (and sadly, sometimes older ones too) can't appreciate a movie just because it's old... But I'd recommend this movie to anyone, I absolutely love it.
Teen, 17 years old Written bypigaloink November 18, 2013
age 8+
 

Dissapointingly dull, this tame murder comedy is anything but enjoyable.

This 1944 murder comedy depicts a just-maried man (played by Carry Grant) who finds out that his two aunts are serial killers. His dark and twisted brother, who is also a serial killer, comes back to his aunts house and causes trouble. I was excited for this comedy for a couple reasons, #1 I'm a fan of Cary Grant, and #2 This film is almost universally loved by critics. Unfortunately, I was extremely dissapointed by the movie's under-developed characters, shallow plot and over the top acting. This movie is trying way too hard to be funny and most of the jokes fall flat. Scenes are poorly constructed feeling like the scene is made only for the joke making it feel isolated. All of the characters have little to no back story making you not care whether they live or die. The only funny bits are the hilariously badly choreographed fight scenes. There are scenes that are meant to be tense or scary but come across as just plain stupid. As much as I wanted to love this movie, it was just dull. 2/5 stars
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 10 years old February 10, 2013
age 10+
 

good

it is great, funny, and slow
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence