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Parents' Guide to

In the Shadow of Iris

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

French thriller pairs graphic sex and violence.

Movie NR 2017 99 minutes
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This taut French thriller with lots of twists, turns, and surprises will keep audiences guessing right up to the end, but the pairing of sex and violence means it's absolutely not for kids. In the Shadow of Iris builds tension, suspense, and even confusion as audiences try to guess who's on who's side and what comes next.

The strong sexual content is sure to appeal to teens, but it's only for those mature enough to see that it's all pretty gratuitous. It doesn't advance the plot or tell us anything we need to know about the characters. The characters are well-developed and compelling, though, and some of the directing and camera-work tricks catch the viewer off guard. It works as a pretty good thriller, but families can find a lot of other choices without the iffy content.

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