Interview with the Vampire

Movie review by Hollis Griffin, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Entertaining but gruesomely gory vampire tale.

R 1994 123 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 16+

13 years old? Seriously?

Anyone who would let their child watch a movie of this nature with full frontal female nudity is crazy! This woman is striped on stage in front of a full audience and basically devoured by vampires. It’s a male-dominated, objectification of women, disturbing scene. The rest of the movie is filled with exaggerated acting.

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Too much sex
age 13+

Experts don’t know how to review

This movie was fantastic, an amazing gothic tale of eternal life and struggle with being a vampire. It is in no way misogynistic and you are not sick in the head for enjoying it—people will easily discredit this movie’s brilliance because it transcends their understanding. It battles with the grim thoughts of suicide and the suffering Louis (the main character) has to face due to what he endures throughout the movie. The book was also fabulous and explains in much better detail of course. It is symbolic and heavy hearted, but tells a very good story about the tragedy of living forever, and the battle between what is expected as a vampire and holding onto humanity. It does contain nudity and sexual messages, as well as violence and some alcohol. However, I believe mature young adults can handle this movie (as I did when I was a kid and watched it).

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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