Child's Play (1988)

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Dumb-scary horror movie has violence and swearing.

R 2008 87 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 55 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 199 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Good first horror movie

My 8yo girl watched this for the first time last night, spurred on by the fact that Chucky is a prominent bad guy in her Roblox games and she wanted to know his story. Shocker, right? Some icons live forever! She's pretty sensitive, but found Chucky's oldschool movie puppet look to be cheesy and not so scary. We laughed our heads off at the scene where Chucky tries to kill the cop through his car seat and "just keeps poking him in the butt", she says that's one of her favorite parts. Seeing him melted at the end was a little freaky, but not that bad since he looks like an overcooked marshmallow. There was a lot of swearing which made her gasp, but she eventually got over it. She has attachment anxiety and was a little uneasy about the boy being taken from his mother by the police, though didn't get hung up on it for long. The ONLY scene that really scared her was when Chucky electrocutes the doctor, because there's blood coming out of his eyes, that visual was disturbing for her. Other than that though, the violence was very fake and sometimes silly. No sex. She very happily told my eyebrow lady all about it this morning, obviously enjoyed herself!

This title has:

Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 9+

pretty good

pretty good movie but i cant believe the idea of a 6 year old fighting a adult

This title has:

Too much violence
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