Black Book

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Mature WWII drama taps into base human instinct.

R 2007 135 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

Extensive graphic sex

This COULD have been a really good movie. The story is compelling: the adventures of a Jewish singer in Nazi-occupied Holland infiltrating Dutch Gestapo HQ. There is action and suspense and it has big names from European cinema. The cinematography is excellent and top Dutch director Paul Verhoeven shows his craft. The first 30 minutes of the movie are compelling and pass without a single swear word that I could tell and focuses on main character Rachel Stein as she flees from one hiding place to the next. There are two scenes with very graphic war violence that earn the movie an R rating. After that, it suddenly becomes a pornographic movie, with very graphic full frontal male and female nudity as the camera voyeuristically portrays bedroom scenes of the undercover Rachel literally under the covers with a top Gestapo officer she wants to seduce. Private parts of men and women are displayed multiple times. I turned the movie off about 45 minutes in. No Christian can watch this movie without harming his soul (Prov. 6:27). This movie should have been rated X and is fit for no theater or household.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 18+

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