Catfish

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

age 15+

Online life docu reels viewers in with suspense, humanity.

PG-13 2010 94 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 15+

Intriguing premise has some iffy material

"Catfish" is a very interesting film that talks about risks of being on social media. It has a brisk pace that should be enough for older teens to keep along with their parents when watching the film, even though sometimes it gets really uncomfortable watching (there are scenes where when the filmmakers meet their online friends in real life, there is a sense that the subjects' privacy is being "invaded"). I would recommend this film more for older teens mainly because of one scene where one of the filmmakers reads aloud a sexually detailed message he receives. Other than that, there is occasional swearing. This theme is definitely worth discussing with teens, but I think this movie is best for older and more mature ones. 7.2/10

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 12+

I hated it

I let my daughter watch is film and she was horrified from the sexual and violent scenes I would ban this film or make it an 18+. I advise you not to watch this film with children or without.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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