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Freaks - You're One of Us

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Uneven underdog superhero tale has violence and language.

Movie NR 2020 92 minutes
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This movie begins as if it's promising a comedy, but it takes a dark turn that leaves comedy and good sense behind. The uneven tone is both confusing and disappointing. Freaks – You're One of Us tries, using a metaphor of superpowers, to raise the issue of accepting difference and how society fails to deal with it well. The movie isn't explicit, but the metaphor suggests that society should show more tolerance and acceptance of all races, religions, nationalities, cultures, political views, and physical abilities. Freaks promotes the message that rising up against oppression is something all of us have the superpower to do. That takeaway keeps this from being a waste of time.

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