Parents' Guide to

Freddy Vs. Jason

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Scary, gory, nightmare-inducing slasher.

Movie R 2003 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 12+
Watch out for graphic Killings and blood including gore

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Freddy vs Jason movie review and info.

Freddy vs Jason is an iconic horror movie where two large franchises face eachother, this film has some very strong bloody scenes and is also unbelievably gorey at some times. In one of the fight scenes, Jason slices of both of Freddy's arms, Lots of blood, since Freddy is in the dream world they just grow back. In another scene Jason is stabbed in the eye, this is also bloody, Jason secures some extremely violent kills throughout this film. Of course, if you are over the age of 17, It is a pretty amazing film, especially if you are a fan of horror.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (57):

Outside of the title characters, the cast is uninteresting, even interchangeable; they're only there to get killed anyway. Save for the classically trained Robert Englund, who reprises his role as the diabolical Freddy Krueger, there are no memorable performances, just busty, pouty-lipped girls in revealing clothing and stereotyped, drunk high school guys who scream and run and get gutted like fish. The highlights are definitely Freddy and Jason. Indeed, Freddy Vs. Jason" delivers its promise of the ultimate battle between the two slasher characters.

This guest review was provided by the son of the Movie Mom, a 19-year-old fan of slasher movies who wanted me to give the movie an A-. Here's what he had to say: The newest addition to the series' will meet or surpass the expectations of the fans, while the critics will know to avoid it. The plot is ridiculous, and even if it made any sense it would be too pointless and too complicated to put down into a review. It's just an excuse to have two of the scariest guys in movie history fight each other with much carnage.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: August 14, 2003
  • On DVD or streaming: January 12, 2004
  • Cast: James Callahan, Kelly Rowland, Robert Englund
  • Director: Ronny Yu
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 92 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive horror violence/gore, gruesome images, sexuality, drug use and language
  • Last updated: January 1, 2023

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