Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Violent comic book movie with lingerie costumes.

PG-13 2005 100 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 13+
age 12+

Fairly clean show w/ good special effects, average overall

My top priority - avoiding overly sexualized content for youth. For 30 or 40 minutes of the movie I'd estimate, Jennifer Garner is wearing a mildly provocative outfit, low cut and revealing her midriff. The good news is that it isn't that bad, imo. Also they do NOT make her wear that for the entire show, I appreciate that decision. 2 kisses, not very passionate, no other sexual content, another great decision... There is some mild language, and there are definitely evil and scary images. Dark magic plays a key role in the bad guys' strategy, and could be alarming for younger children. They try to weave themes of redemption, testing yourself, and honor into the show, which is appreciated, but overall it's just an average movie with some fun special effects. I want to say that Elektra is a strong female character, but overall my impression is that she is not. She has her demons, and the way they portray her is still somehow weaker than the men around her... so if you're looking for the sort of show to inspire young women, I don't recommend this one. Not very compelling. Teens who are crazy for the Marvel universe will appreciate this one, it's just OK, and it avoids the pitfalls the more recent Marvel movies dabbled in... I'll be letting my 11 or 12 year olds watch it, depending on their individual tolerance for the scary imagery... We don't need nightmares over an average movie.

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