Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Dystopian sequel has lots of thrills, violence.

PG-13 2015 131 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 40 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 135 reviews

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age 16+

Not for kids

I was really surprised and annoyed at the level of violence, horrible zombie creatures and sexual themes. Definitely nothing like the first movie. I would probably not even let my 16 year old watch this. I stopped this movie because I didn't think it was right for my kids to see this. The first movie was scary but not to this extreme. Really disappointed in the lack of rating Disney put on it.

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Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

I need to wash my ears out with soap.

This movie was both unoriginal and poorly written. The plot is quite rushed. There is a fair amount of violence and action, though the real kicker is the language. This movie is full of profanity. There were action scenes where the only dialogue, it felt like, was profanity. There were also what I've seen some reviews refer to as monsters (though they were actually just diseased humans). Their appearances were very detailed and designed to scare. This movie could easily frighten younger or less-fond-of-horror audiences.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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