Drag Me to Hell

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

More scares than gore, but still too much for young kids.

PG-13 2009 99 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 62 reviews

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age 12+

Great movie!

First of all, 90% of the reviews on here are for the cinema one, not the 'unrated one', or the '15' rated one we have in england on dvd or in america on dvd. As this is the only version u can watch now you must know that this new version of the movie is too intense for anyone 13 or under. The sound effects are much, MUCH louder than the one in cinema, which makes the jump scenes all the more scarier! With more gore and violence restored, you should know that as per guidance, it would be an 'R', for strong bloody violence and terror throughout. The violence scenes are much more prolonged. Violence - During the gypsy's asault on the main character, in order to defend herself, Christine, uses a staple to staple her forehead and staple one of the gypsey's eyes closed. She also stabs her with a ruler straight down her neck, though the gypsy remains unaffected. Then, suddenly, Christine gets a nose bleed at work and srays/shoots out all over her bosses and collegues like a fountain. The nosebleed and blood that gushes from her mouth spraying her boss was momentarily very bloody but also somewhat fantastical and intentionally over the top. Another scene shows an elderly female attacker punching her hand into the young woman's mouth up to the upper forearm. Gore - The young woman subsequently manages to cut a rope holding an anchor up which lands on the older woman's head causing her eyeballs pop out and hit the young woman in the face and cover her face with gore, which must be the strongest scene throughout. Another scene shows a dead corpse of the gypsy falling on top of the woman and conincidently 'lip-locks' with her. Puss and puke falls into he mouth as she helplessly wriggles and tries to struggle free. Another has the old woman attack her whilst shes sleeping, in the struggle she vomits maggots, which fall into her mouth,nose and belly button. The majority of these very cut short or edited, however have been restored on the dvd version. If u are unsure wether to let your child watch it. The BBFC (british certification board) state that the cinema version is a '12', for moderate violence and intense supernatural horror. If u can find that version, then your child would be fine with it as it's more fantastical than horror. But the '15', is well out of bounds and is rated a 15 for 'Strong violence and horror' for a reason. No one under 13 for the dvd version.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 13+

Reality Hurts

I think that it sucks for a good life to be taken away like that, but hey- that's reality! So, we might as well deal with it! Capiche?

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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