Hold the Dark

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Hyperviolent, compelling thriller is graphic and brutal.

NR 2018 125 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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ok movie

little violent but boring in the end

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Too much violence

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