Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Talky, tame original sci-fi study in paranoia.

NR 1956 80 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 11+

My first scary movie, shared with my kids

Our kids were ten, 12, and 14 when we first watched this as a family. I remember this 1956 version being the first scary movie I ever watched when I was around ten or 12, and it always stuck with me. Our daughter was a somewhat sensitive ten-year-old, and she had bad dreams after seeing it. Even the 12-year-old thought it was spooky. I'd say view with caution with kids under 11, but older kids may see it as more campy than creepy. NB: Everyone smokes in this film. EVERYONE. One of the downsides of 1950s-era movies.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 10+

Great for all ages.

A great old black and white sci-fi movie that can be watched by almost any age. A great conversation starter for those semi-deep conversations kids love. How do we know the cat is really the cat we started with!?

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