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

age 17+

Dazzling but heavy-handed sci-fi has violence, language.

R 2013 109 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 51 reviews

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age 16+

Brutal violence, great characters, compelling plot, good movie

This movie is fabulous. That's the only way to say it, it's full of good and bad characters with some that are in the middle. Max is a great role model and cares about other people. While all of this is good it is EXTREMELY violent, LOADS of people get killed in the countless fight scenes that include (Lots of shooting, stabbing, impaled on screen, people get blown up on screen (one time has a man lose all his limbs and head on screen that's very gory) bad guy loses his face, people are disintegrated, burned, major character dies) all of that is very bloody and violent. Absolutely keep all kids under 16 away from this. If you watch it (with or without kids) you're in for a brilliant adrenaline ride.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
age 15+

Blomkamp's second film is just as great as his first!

Great special effects, awesome action, AMAZING MOVIE!!!

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