Open Water

Movie review by Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Intense relationship story isn't for kids.

R 2004 79 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 17+
sad stupid and scary

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
not rated for age

Too scary for kids!

As a surfer, I try hard not to 'scare' myself silly with shark movies, but for some reason popped this one in the DVD. This is too scary for kids and will definitely give sensitive ones nightmares. Kids shouldn't have to be exposed to the terrible things that are highly unlikely to happen in life to them or their family. If you want a scary 'animal preys on human' movie, stick to 'Jaws', but don't let your kids under 15 watch that one either, unless you don't care if they ever learn to swim! On a cinematic value note -- this one could have been much better, just some better camera work could have made it more suspenseful.

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