Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

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

age 17+

Slasher film spoof has some clever twists.

R 2007 92 minutes

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age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 14+
Well, its not really bad compared to other slashers suggested rating R for strong horror violence, and some sexuality mainly should be able to watch 14+ if child can handle.

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age 15+

Not for me...

This movie wasn't how I thought it would be. I was expecting a fun, scary slasher flick but half of the film featured talking mainly and not much action until around the end, which I didn't care for either. The acting was bad. It sort of felt like a stage play the whole way through and definitely not scary one bit! The only likable character was the female reporter, Taylor. If you're looking for something fun and worth watching, skip on this one. It's quite boring. Language was strong like any R-rated film with plenty of f-words and more. Violence has weapons used, stabbings and shootings mainly in flashbacks. A serial killer likes to terrorize girls for fun. Lots of discussions about violent acts. Sexual content has a teen girl on top when people walk in on them, some sex talk throughout. Some drinking and drug use. This is not suitable for kids or teens under 16!

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