Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Well-made but grisly thriller is not for kids.

R 2002 118 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Underrated Nolan Film

A grim story of guilt, self justification and being pushed over the edge. One of Robin Williams best serious roles. The character beats hit hard, memorable moments of intimate psychological conflict between characters, and the two leads foil eachother perfectly as we learn of thier human and base sides. It offerd much food for thought. Very little gruesome details for a murder mystery. The only examples are very brief flashes of a small blood spurt from a gunshot to a characters chest and a dead dog used as a dummy for a bullet framing (we see some bloody fur as hand presumably goes into the fresh wound to dig bullet out). Theres also a disturbing discription of how a young boy was hanged. Very brief unfocused sight of a cadavers breast. 25 or so f words.
age 13+

One of Nolan's lesser films, yet pretty solid.

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