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

age 15+

Terrifying evil clown movie based on Stephen King classic.

R 2017 135 minutes

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age 13+

Based on 249 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 794 reviews

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A Good Start Before Going with Overuse of Jump scares and Poor Direction

It Based on the novel from stephen king whose novel have terrifed readers for decades comes a version that has more whys then answers the film has a good start starting with the way the novel opens up but misses the mark with adding humor in places it doesnt belong or wanted but then slowly pacing through out the film it has one Jumpscare After another each ending Almost the same way each time and the look of pennywise shows danger where george is afraid of him and still tries to take his boat anywhay be fore Biting his arm off and dragging him into the sewers' the film has its own use of 1980s direction that was only for the 80s and its tone is rather inconsistent and the characters changed from what they were in the book and only covering the first half of the novel focusing on the children and rather focus on building fear and suspense together it lacks both rather then using suspense and tension to build fear it just uses one jump scare after another becoming a bore as the film goes on by the end you would wanted a better and expected a better movie then this film has has offered been and its ending was a letdown

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
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