Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Tim Burton tale is creepy fun; has violence, language.

PG 1988 92 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 68 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 203 reviews

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age 12+

Enjoyable, don’t show it to kids under 10.

Violence:5.5/10 There is quite a bit of violence and death in this movie. A couple dies in a car crash, a teenager writes a suicide note but never does it, and if they step out of the house they get attacked by a giant sandworm. Beetlejuice turns into a giant snake, quite scary for youngsters. Sexual:7/10 First of all, Beetlejuice is a pervert who forces Lydia to nearly marry him, and tries to kiss a mans wife. (And later lifts her skirt.) He also enters a whorehouse, however nothing is shown (Although there are some scantily clad women waving at him) Lydia also mistakes ghosts moaning for her parents having sex. Swearing:3/10. Not much. There’s one f-bomb and a couple of swear words however nothing too intense. Drinking/smoking:3/10 One women smokes and some adults drink wine. Nothing bad. I would recommend this to people with mature children. It’s a funny and great movie, and you’ll like it. But don’t show it to young kids.
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age 8+


I watched beetlejuice when I was 7… LOVED it. I don’t get the “scary” sense of it, it is an amazing movie with a few jump scares and there is an f bomb dropped. When my kids watched it 8 and 11 they loved it and are excited for beetlejuice 2. Hope this helps fellow parents.
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