Knives Out

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

age 13+

Expert, effortlessly entertaining all-star mystery-comedy.

PG-13 2019 130 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 62 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 164 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Solid Entertainment

This should be PG in my opinion. There's no nudity, sex, meaningful violence etc. You only really see blood from a man that has supposedly committed suicide, but it's not gruesome and it's the whole point of the movie. I think it shows a great message to kids about the negative aspects of greed, and entitlement. The story itself was very entertaining and fun to watch, and my daughter and I had fun discussing who committed the crime. There's some bad language, but not much, and there's a seen of two younger characters smoking pot, but they don't dwell on it. Nothing my child hasn't seen online and we've haven't talked about.
3 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Great fun murder-mystery!

Great plot, great actors, and mostly family friendly. Many bad words are used (F-bombs, Jesus, etc), and there are two scenes that can be scary/shocking for younger children, such as when the body is revealed (blood) and when the Maid is found (scary), but they are very short and not emphasized. If your kids are OK with bad language, this is OK for tweens, so 10+. If your kids are sensitive, I believe this sticks to a PG13. Don't miss it - a great murder-mystery.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.

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