Better Watch Out

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Violence, language, drinking in snarky, twisty thriller.

R 2017 89 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

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age 15+

Clever but Rapey

This Review Contains Spoilers: The movie was clever and twisty and the acting was great across the board. It is marketed as a horror film so not much needs to be said about it being violent or scary (that's usually what people are seeking when they watch horror). Something does need to be said about the nature of the violence. It could be summed up as rapey and misogynistic. If there was some deeper commentary on this, I missed it. SPOILERS BELOW The movie revolves around a 12 year old boy terrorizing his 17 year old baby sitter after his plan to seduce her before she goes to college goes awry. He then proceeds to sexually assault her while she is bound to a chair, probe into her sex life, try to get her boyfriend to have sex with her in front of him, then murder her other male interests-all because she had the audacity to turn him down. The whole thing seems like a pubescent boy's horror wet dream.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Not appropriate for kids

Common Sense Media has been a great source of information for our family. We had to turn this movie off part way through. In the film, 12 year olds were drinking Champagne, swearing, taking Oxy, and discussing oral sex. We finally turned it off when they tied up and starting sexually assaulting a babysitter. Very disappointing.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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