Paranormal Activity

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

age 16+

Indie scare fest doesn't need blood and gore to terrify.

R 2009 99 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 48 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 193 reviews

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age 14+

Absolutely Fascinating Film

NOT a horror movie fan, but this movie was just a treat. SO well done; so unusual; and so understated. It wasn't really scary to the point of being disturbing; but it was subtle and well-written enough to almost be believable. The handheld filming was brilliant. It seems like the actors don't even have set lines sometimes--they just talk over each other like we do in real life. There are unknowns in the film that never get answered, but that's just mystery, not weakness. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes a good thriller.
age 16+


Paranormal activity proves that one doesn't need gore & gross imagery to produce solid scares.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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