Ginger Snaps

Movie review by Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Very, very violent horror flick.

R 2000 108 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 10 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

A great horror film with an important theme!

Of course, some won't like it because it is excessively violent and contains sexual behaviour, but that's entirely the point. It's ENTIRE theme is about puberty, in females to be exact. The excessive violence and sexual behaviour of the titular character is a direct representation of rabid hormones in teenagers taken to excess. It's about the misrepresentation of "teens gone crazy" in media taken to the extreme of murder and the spread of sexual disease. It's about the inability of parents to PROPERLY communicate with their children. So, if your children care about themes in film (and some do, don't kid yourself), let your teenager watch this film. Discuss it with them. Pretend that they're becoming an adult and dealing with similar issues that the characters are dealing with. And lastly, your "expert" opinion is incredibly wrong here. The message of this film works incredibly in contrasting puberty and lycanthropy, hence why horror fans AND academics love this film! More than a decade after release, academia STILL is releasing books about it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
age 12+

Great Movie

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