Dark Skies

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

age 15+

Subtle but dull alien invasion movie has scares, edgy stuff.

PG-13 2013 95 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 13+

Subtle Film With A Chilling Conclusion

Dark Skies Is A Dull Movie That Is Questionable To Be Considered A Horror Film Rather Than Sci-Fi Or Fantasy. Ya The Film Has A Few Psychological Scares And Things That Make You Jump A Little, But The Aspect Of Scares Is Subtle. Dark Skies Portrays A Family That Begins Experiencing Strange Disturbances, Such As Hundreds Of Birds Flying Into Their Windows And The Family Members Losing Control Of Their Bodies. As Research Is Done By Their Wife, Its Not far Off To Conclude Aliens. With The Advice Of A Theorist They Must Decide For The Sake Of Their Family And Their Lives To Fight Or Flee. There Is Very Little Violence, Just A Bad Nose Bleed And Someone Banging Their Head Into A Glass Door. The Sexual Content Is Kept To A Minimum, Although There Is A Scene In Which The Couples Have Intercourse Under The Sheets, Its Implied And No Nudity Is Shown. Overall, The Idea Was Great But It Could Have Been Better.
age 11+

Dark, Unexpected.

This film is about aliens who enter a family's house each night. They try to convince other people about it, but it doesn't go well., and they have to fight against them to protect themselves. I wouldn't really call this a horror movie at all, It's more of a thriller. But it gets very scary. There are a few disturbing scenes (Black rashes on a child's chest, some blood, A woman smashing glass with her head.) There's some bad language too, but mild. (Sh-t, P-ssy, B-tch etc.) There is a porn tape heard on a televison, But no sexual images or content, just audio. While this is pretty scary and creepy I'd say anyone over 11 would be fine watching it. :D

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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