Pacific Rim

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Loud robots vs. monsters movie could have used more heart.

PG-13 2013 131 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 29 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 78 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

A great movie a lot of violence

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 15+

Dull characters and disturbing alien dismemberment

Boring characters fighting glowing cgi aliens with glowing cgi, unoriginal, robots. Lots of aliens being torn/cut/burned to pieces in full view; a disturbing scene where an alien fetus tears its way out of its mother, strangles itself in its own umbilical cord, and then is used for 'comedic relief' at the end when a character cuts his way out of its corpse. Aliens have blue glowing blood and 'alien' organs. It's not exactly gory the normal way, but it's still quite horrific.

This title has:

Too much violence

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