It Comes at Night

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

age 18+

Pessimistic drama/horror blend is dark and unsettling.

R 2017 97 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Just awful

This was the most unsettling movie I have watched in a long time. They should have never killed the little boy. All around a waste of my time and just downright depressing.
age 17+

Don't waste your time

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