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Assassination of a High School President

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Compelling high school noir movie, but not for kids.

Movie R 2009 93 minutes
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Fans of film noir will enjoy the fast-talking, if foul-mouthed, teens portrayed in this movie. But let us be clear: this movie is not meant to be viewed by the age group it portrays. There are no parents at all, and the adults in view are not in control of their own emotional lives. If a sixteen-year-old boy is the moral compass of a movie, there are sure to be red flags. This said, adults who appreciate a dark suspense movie will enjoy watching this young fan of Woodward and Bernstein get his story right in the end.

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