Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Serial killer fools almost everyone; language and violence.

R 2019 110 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Fascinating and disturbing

Personally I’ve always been a true crime fan, and Ted Bundy’s whole story is very fascinating to me. Most people are very aware of his crimes so it’s very safe to assume this isn’t a Disney movie. It is practically a fictionalization of his ‘normal life’ while he was murdering and raping young woman across America. Though some critics believe they’re romanticizing him in this movie, I think it displayed how Bundy tricked so many people. He’s known as being one of the most notorious serial killers in the United States because of the way he killed his victims and the way he charmed so many people even while he was being charged with murder. I would recommend watching ‘Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ before watching this movie because it shows the real story of his gruesome crimes while also showing his ‘confession’ tapes which really read into the type of person he was. It’s also very helpful if you didn’t know much about his crimes to watch that before this movie. All in all, I think it gives a great portrayal of how well Ted Bundy used his charm and charisma to play his victims, friends, and family. It contains only slight gore and violence with only a few sex scenes that aren’t even that explicit. Personally I think the age range for this all depends on how mature your kid is/you are. If you aren’t into true crime then I wouldn’t suggest watching it because it’s all based off of a very real and very gruesome man.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

Amazing Movie!!

Amazing movie with a chilling ending and great acting. There is actually not much violence shown except for at the end where a picture of a headless body is shown, a woman is hit on the head with a crowbar. There is a bit of nudity (bare bottoms are shown) and there is a sex scene, although no genitals are shown, and a scene where them about to have sex is heavily implied. There are a few f- bombs, but not much cursing overall. Ted Bundy's fiancee is shown smoking and drinking a lot from stress. In my opinion it could be rated pg-13 if not for the f bombs and the sex scene. And, of course, if it wasn't for the fact that it was based on a true story.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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