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

age 16+

Extreme gore, language in comic book movie reboot.

R 2019 120 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 22 reviews

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age 12+
age 15+

Frequently Gory, Frequently boring

Hellboy is a film about a half demon who hunts down monsters for the BPRD and a resurrected witch who wishes to wipe humanity off of the earth. The tone is similar to other comic book movies albeit with a more horrific pulpish edge. The filmmakers make full use of the R rating as the film is filled from start to finish with extreme bloody violence and gory images. The films content and plot are very unrealistic and fast paced so this reduces the overall impact of this content but the imagery is still graphic and could disturb or gross out audiences. The film also contains a fair amount of F words and other profanity. Overall I feel that the frequent over the top brutality makes the film unsuitable for younger teenagers but people aged over 15 can handle the films violence as although visceral it is highly unrealistic and fantastical. That is if they want to subject themselves to an unoriginal and bland comic book film.

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Too much violence

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