Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

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

age 17+

Scary remake features some gore and a young girl in danger.

R 2011 99 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 35 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+


The movie is violent but its like the gremlins just more graphic but not worse then what your kids have already seen. The shoes she wears is converse high tops noticeable from the logo. The movie was not what i expected and don't waste your time the movie honestly sucks. And if you do watch it it won't be that entertaining. But i can only watch it once.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 15+

Family Standards

The film is gruesome at the beginning, people's teeth are seen getting cut off with a hammer, people falling from stairs, a woman being thrown into a hole by some rodents. The film is scary in parts, but slow in others. The father is having sex with a woman, and the room is so close to the girl, that the little girl hears them having sex, even do the sex scene is off-screen. I think the message of the film is that we should trust each other during desperate time. KNOW YOUR KIDS before taking them to watch this movie. This is an R-rated film!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex

Movie Details

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