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Parents' Guide to

L.A. Slasher

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody, numbing attempt at satire is a waste of time.

Movie R 2015 86 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

A violent movie is very amazing

R: intense sequences of violence, bloody images, sexual contents, nude and strong language
age 12+

Nothing that bad

L.A. Slasher is a kind of social satire that takes aim at people who are famous for no reason, reality TV, and social media. A mysterious killer targets several of these "stars," captures them, tortures them, and kills them in gory, bloody ways while his social media status soars. Most of the torture and killing is aimed at women; there's also some stabbing and shooting. Sex acts (with thrusting and moaning) are shown, as well as a brief topless scene. Women work as strippers and porn stars and are sometimes shown in skimpy/sexy clothing. Language is very strong, with frequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and other words. Minor characters are drug dealers, a drug trip is shown, and characters get drunk. That’s all you really have to be worried about

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This bloody attempt at satire suffers from comparisons to other movies that did the same thing much better, and from a flat, facile approach that renders everything slick, soulless, and vacuous. L.A. SLASHER comes nowhere near the complex discourses raised by movies like Natural Born Killers or God Bless America, and in fact it really has nothing to say other than "reality TV stinks" and "we're all obsessed with social media." But 86 minutes of those messages, repeated, with no interesting characters to follow, grows quickly tiresome.

Add to that the chilly scenes of torture and bloody murder, and it becomes even more disturbing; the movie can't make us care about the victims, nor can it make us root for their demises, and the whole thing just becomes a cruel sideshow. In addition, the movie simply looks bad, with awkward cutting between conversations and endless scenes of empty filler.

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