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Parents' Guide to

Lord of the Flies

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Book-based classic has brutal violence, bullying.

Movie NR 1963 92 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+
This movie is very old and it is shot in black and white and there is violence but it’s nothing your kids can’t handle. One kid gets killed but it is very fake and I think your child might get scared or disturbed by it but I think not.
age 10+
I'm disappointed to say the the movie is no good. Skip it :(

This title has:

Educational value

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (12 ):

The movie has some very scary moments, and the overall theme may be particularly troubling for some kids. But it's more kid-friendly than the 1990 remake, which updates the story with a contemporary setting and changes the boys' nationality to American. Dark and sometimes gory, Lord of the Flies has some power, but it's not as good as this 1963 original. Teenagers should read the source book by Nobel Prize winner Golding.

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