Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Silly surgery thriller is bloody, convoluted.

R 2007 84 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 15+

Not suitable for people under 15.

age 16+

Gives you a graphic look at the potential yet grisly complication known as Anesthesia Awareness.

Awake is a film that mostly showcases you the rare yet deadly risk of anesthesia awareness, which the patient is still awake throughout surgery but completely paralyzed, and is unable to speak or move. There are some very intense, disturbing situations when the main characters starts to unfortunately experience "anesthesia awareness" when he's about to have a heart transplant procedure, and you actually experience him suffering both physically and mentally throughout, which is very hard to watch. The surgical procedure itself is VERY graphic and cringing, showing the cardiac surgeon cut open the chest, remove the heart and implant the new one, with it hardly turning away from the screen. It's appropriate for people at least 17 and over due to the graphic surgical procedures; a man suffering in agony from anesthesia awareness, and the strong language throughout (multiple uses of f**k).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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