Parents' Guide to

Curse of Chucky

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Heavy-handed blood and gore in sixth Chucky movie.

Movie R 2013 97 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 12+

12 and up

This movie is an ok movie, I love how they try bringing Chucky back to scary after his last movie which was mostly comedy. There is a scene where a woman has an affair with the nanny. Some kissing scenes. Nothing not for tweens. There are violence and swear words. There are scenes where the family drinks though I dont remember smoking.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 15+

Garbage advertised as Cinema

I think the only people giving this a good review are family friends of the Actors or the actors themselves. Plot: non-existent, sex: gratuitous and aimed at teenage boys, scares: ridiculous (20-something nanny in lingerie murdered while having video sex with employers wife). Add a wheelchair bound hottie (wheelchair from Neiman Marcus made of steel with no cushions) and people running around a house at night making noise and screaming at the top of their lungs while others just peacefully sleep, and you have one big pile of crap. Do not waist your time.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8):
Kids say (19):

The sixth movie in any movie franchise is rarely good, and this is no exception. Curse of Chucky is chock-full of heavy-handed moves like rain storms, fake-outs (characters tapping other characters on the shoulder accompanied by bursts of horror background music, for instance), and gratuitous blood and gore. The attempts to tie everything up into a neat bow at the end feel jarring, abrupt, and rushed. It more or less follows the typical horror movie formula of making the characters just human enough to care one way or the other if they're brutally murdered and ratcheting up the novelty in each new death.

And yet, it's not without merit, especially for the sixth movie of a franchise. The dinner scene in which Chucky has poured rat poison in one of the six dinners on the verge of being eaten is genuinely suspenseful, and one of the rare times in which the movie's tendency to go way overboard with the exaggerated tension and suspense is fun in a "whodunit" (whoeatsit?) kind of way. And the character of Nica shows a disabled woman who is, unlike so many portrayals of disabled people, three-dimensional, independent, and capable of being a lead character who can take on the horror movie monster rather than being just another victim.

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