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

age 10+

Cool-but-creepy monster flick is too scary for little kids.

PG 2012 101 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 62 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 115 reviews

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age 12+

It depends on the kid

I think it's 12+ because there are some scenes that are not that will scare younger children (in my opinion its 9+ if you dont watch it with parents) for example like 2 minutes in the movie norman's mom asks what he was watching and he says "sex and violence" (he didnt watch sex) Norman's sister meets a guy and she unzips her shirt and fixes up her hair and once in the movie norman says the f word (he's not actually saying the curse word just "f word") and they mention the word "boobs" in the movie There are some scary scenes that might scare little kids a lot but most kids like 7 and up will not be that scared
age 12+

Be mindful of sexual undertones and underbreath comments

Other than the things mentioned in the “sex” section, there’s also a scene at the library where one of the children says that he’d rather be at the adult video store across the street.

This title has:

Too much sex

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