Pet Sematary

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Book-based Stephen King horror tale is scary and violent.

R 1989 103 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 54 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

One or two scary scenes is all

I watched this movie myself when I was 13 and when my son was 13 and the only real scary thing to be honest was just zelda. She is horrifying

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+

Not too scary, but good.

This adaptation of Stephen Kong’s novel was ok, and I’m glad there was hardly any sex in the movie. The review was wrong, though. There should be 1/5 for sex because the man kisses his dead wife at the very end right before she kills him. This movie is very violent, but it won’t scare very many tweens and teens.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

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