Insidious: Chapter 2

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

age 15+

Horror sequel brings more of the same creepy scares.

PG-13 2013 105 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 58 reviews

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age 13+
age 15+

Rated 15 (strong horror, sustained threat, violence).

SEX/NUDITY - None. VIOLENCE/GORE - There are some scenes where violence is heavily implied, such as a scene where a woman is shown tied up and screaming while her attacker approaches her with a knife (no violence is shown on screen). Some scenes also depict domestic violence, where a man attacks his wife and children, and is shown strangling his wife. His wife also strikes him multiple times with a wrench and a saucepan. One other scene shows a man having his head smashed once onto the floor, as well as another man being stabbed with a tranquilizer. Moments of violence are strong in tone, but are fairly brief or mostly happen off-screen. There are also brief depictions of child abuse. PROFANITY - Occasional use of moderate language ("b*tch"), as well as use of milder terms. DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING - None. THREAT/HORROR - Sequences of strong sustained horror and supernatural threat throughout, such as sight of supernatural beings menacing a family and a dead serial killer possessing the father in order to torment and kill his family. The frightening scenes are very intense. 15 - Suitable only for persons aged 15 years and over. Contains strong content, and is not recommended for viewing by any person below the age of 15.

This title has:

Too much violence

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