Inception

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

age 14+

Intense, complex, brilliant sci-fi thriller; violent scenes.

PG-13 2010 148 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 99 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 347 reviews

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age 8+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

Great movie has less violence then suspected!

Great movie has gun shooting and bombs.

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

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