In the Shadow of the Moon

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Cop tracks killer from future; violence and language.

NR 2019 105 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

Just thought as a parent that you'd want to know...

I quite enjoyed this movie and I liked that it kept me guessing the whole time as to what was going on and how it would end. With that being said, there is definitely violence and gore throughout the film (mostly a lot of bleeding from the eyes, nose, mouth), but the main reason I'm writing a review is because I didn't see anything on this site stating that there was anything sexual within the film, and there actually is. The scene I'm referring to is very short, but it IS there. Without giving any spoilers, there is a club scene (about 19 minutes in) where women are dressed in low cut tops as well as short shorts, a man is in his underwear in a cage, and one woman's bare breasts are shown.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
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