Crimson Peak

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Lots of blood, ghosts in highly stylized gothic chiller.

R 2015 119 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 16+

Parents need to know that Crimson Peak is a 2015 gothic film which has a ton of blood,gore,disturbing and frightening scenes.It could give younger audiences nightmares and could make them scared or horrified.I would definitely reccommend a mature enough 14 year old to watch Crimson Peak if they like horror,intense and gore.

Love this movie,I let my 17 year old watch it when she was 16.It wasn't her thing since she wasn't mature enough to be watching it though which is dissapointing because i would have definitely recommended it on a weekend.This does have a few swear words like ''bloody'' and ''f**k'' but a character's sister only says f**k once.I'd say don't let your child watch it if they are 10-13 years of age.There are so many frightening scenes,disturbing scenes,intense scenes,ominous scenes ( and one sex scene,but you can only see the male's backside and buttocks,there's no nudity apart from the male's bare chest on which he isn't wearing any shirt(s) ).Overall,really brilliant and amazing!

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Too much violence
age 18+

Hauntingly Beautiful Gothic Romance

Guillermo del Toro is a director and artist whose films fall into two distinct categories: big budget English language blockbusters like "Hellboy" and "Pacific Rim" and lesser known, low budget Spanish language horror films like "Devil's Backbone" and "Pan's Labyrinth". His latest film, "Crimson Peak" is what happens when these two worlds collide, in other words, a big budget English language horror film. "Crimson Peak" is set in the late 19th century, first in New York, then in rural England. Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) is a young budding writer who is intelligent, beautiful, and strong willed, refusing to

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Great role models
Too much sex

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