Green Room

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

age 18+

Gory, brutally violent, but well-made horror/thriller.

R 2016 94 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 14+

Ruthlessly violent and exceptionally gory thriller has language and some drug contebt

Green Room (2015) follows a small rock band that winds up in a backwoods, skinhead venue. After witnessing an act of murder, the band is held against their will and forced to survive under brutal pressure as the neo-nazis want nothing more than to cover up the evidence and kill the band in doing so. The film is disturbingly realistic and violent with sometimes stomach turning sights of high-impact gore, although the violence doesn’t stay on screen for too long and is usually done briefly. The film is also just dirty, visually in the setting and in terms of the language with some hateful/racist statements. There are also some drug elements on the milder side. VIOLENCE: SEVERE Lots of ultra-realistic, brutal and viscously graphic violence throughout the film in an intense survival setting. The violence is never presented with an over-abundance of blood, but in this way it tends to show more realistic injures and gore. Despite all of the violence being this way, it is always very brief and doesn’t ever go on for a long time. Violence includes: A woman is shown with a knife protruding out of the side of her head before it is pulled out and blood starts to pour down the side of her head and spill out onto the floor, making a pool of blood. — In order to stage a stabbing, a man is ordered to stab another man in the stomach a few times. He lifts up his shirt and we see the open wounds for a few seconds. The scene isn’t graphic at all. — During an intense struggle over a door where several people are trying to get inside a room, a man has his arm snapped while he is restrained with his head pressed to the ground while people jab rulers through the crack in the door to fend off the attackers, in this process a man’s arm is chopped several times with a machete and due to this his hand is shown dangling from a sort of thread and there are several chops through his arm. — A man is healed on the ground by his neck and strangled for a long period of time until he eventually passes out. Then, a woman lifts his shirt and slices his stomach open from top to bottom with a box cutter. This is extremely graphic and horribly gory although pretty brief. It is shown onscreen and is one of, if not the most, shocking scene in the film. — During an escape, a man is lunged on by a dog and has his throat torn apart (shown in the dark) killing him, and after a man is caught and repeatedly beaten and left to bleed. — A man is chopped in the neck with a machete, graphic but brief. — A woman is attacked and mauled violently by a dog and killed, once again in the dark. — A woman is shot in the leg. — A man is blasted in the face with a shotgun, his face flies apart and we see a gaping hole in his head. Very, very brief but also realistic. — Someones leg is shown being mauled by a dog. — A man’s throat is sliced with a box cutter, this is pretty bloody but also brief. — During a struggle over a gun, a man is approached and shot twice in the back of his head. — Two men are shot in the stomach. — A dog drags around a body leaving a trail of blood and when it lets go we see the graphically mutilated and torn face the body was dragged by. — Several dead bodies are shown lying around as apart of a staged crime scene. — A man is shot in the back, and then in the leg and finally in the head. Blood squirts out of the hole in his head after he is shot in a graphic and realistic manner. LANGUAGE: SEVERE 65+ uses of “f*ck”, many uses of “sh*t”, around 2 uses of “n*gger”, brief usage of “f*ggot” and other milder language can be heard as well. The language isn’t extreme or over the top. SEXUAL CONTENT: MILD Some moderate sexual references at the beginning of the movie. Otherwise, no sexual content at all. DRUG CONTENT: MILD Heroin is shown in a basement which turns out to be a crucial point in the films story. What looks like cocaine can be seen on a table. A heroin needle is shown sticking out of a man’s arm. Some drinking is shown in the pub. Pretty mild and brief content. OVERALL; 14+ for strong brutal graphic violence, language and some drug content

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Good but very gory thriller

The only real inappropriate content in this movie is violence, but it is VERY high. A few examples include a hand hanging off of an arm after being chopped, a mans stomach being cut open (no innards shown), half a mans face blown off with a shotgun, and dogs eating and tearing peoples necks. All of these acts are shown for a couple of seconds and not lingered upon, hence the 16+.

This title has:

Too much violence

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