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Parents' Guide to

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

By Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Ultra-gory slasher remake isn't for kids.

Movie R 2009 101 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 14+
Well, extreamly violent 14+ okay, suggested rating Rated R for strong bloody violence/ gore 14+ if younger needs to know its not real
age 13+

Best Horror movie ever !

this movie has lot of Graphic Violence and Sex and tons of gory and Swearing in this movie is most scariest movie i see in 3D first movie was in 3D horror movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (37 ):

It may or may not help that this shocker treats the whole plot seriously, not parodying the trashy cliches of such shockers the way the popular Scream movies do. MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3-D remakes a 1981 Canadian "splatter" film of the same name -- which itself was one of many copies of the original Halloween and Friday the 13th that got cranked out when studios discovered young ticket buyers with an insatiable appetite for cheaply produced, graphically explicit gore-sex-murder flicks with a strong teenage vibe. If you were very lucky, there might be a "whodunit" aspect and OK acting to make it more than just sadistic dare-you-to-look locker-room voyeurism.

That's the case with the 2009 MBV, which not only has a climactic twist but also well-done 3-D special effects (a "flat" 2D version was also released). Some visual gimmickry -- like an eyeball popping out -- exploits the "sicko" possibilities of the effects; others are spookier and more subtle, like the slow sweep of a rifle barrel or the lighthouse-like beacon of the killer's flashlight helmet. Only in the last 15 minutes or so are so many items poked and thrown in your face that it becomes deadening overkill.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 16, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: May 19, 2009
  • Cast: Jaime King , Jensen Ackles , Kerr Smith
  • Director: Patrick Lussier
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 101 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: graphic brutal horror violence and grisly images throughout, some strong sexuality, graphic nudity and language
  • Last updated: December 1, 2023

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