House of Wax

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Bloody slasher film is nothing like the original.

R 2005 105 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 24 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+
It's good but pretty gory

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 14+

Great, slasher flick, gory

I would say mabe younger teens, but tottaly not, younger kids, can get quite disturbing, this movies cool so if you like slashers this is for you.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

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