Max Winslow and the House of Secrets

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Engaging but imperfect mystery may feel too familiar.

PG 2020 98 minutes

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age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 13+

The stuff of nightmares

I can’t believe this is just rated PG. luckily I was watching with my kids- we turned it off once it started getting scary. I didn’t like how it was a psychological thriller with super creepy music and hurtful concepts throughout. This is the kind of movie that gives your kid nightmares.

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age 16+

Slow moving and boring

Bad acting. The cast seemed like a bunch of kids that were randomly picked from a local high school. No idea who the target audience is. The plot was basically Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...5 kids selected to go to a mansion...etc. It was hard to understand what they were saying because of all the mumbling and quiet talking and the dialogue was weak, not to mention all the scenes were not lit well so every scene was dark. Whole movie seemed like a desperate attempt to be relatable to the new gamer and social media self obsessed generation. We turned it off mid way through and had no idea what we just watched.

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