Pet Sematary

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

age 15+

Dark, violent remake focuses on emotions over gore.

R 2019 101 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 53 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 11+
Its not that bad, some cuss words and some blood but over all good movie
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age 15+

Better than the original!

The original film adaptation of the book was good, but this was even better! However, it has some very disturbing, dark parts, but it is very well-made and suspenseful. It was much darker than I expected it to be, but it was much scarier than the original version. I liked all the jump scares and the rising action, but I was very surprised by how different the climax was from the original version. I thought Zelda was scarier in this version, but I was disappointed by how little glimpses we got of what Zelda actually looked like. I also liked how they incorporated a dumb waiter in this version of the book. I was also impressed with the detail of how scary Church looked after coming back from Pet Sematary. This movie is very disturbing, but at the same time, it’s nothing kids 15 and 16 can’t handle. Both versions are good, but this version is better and more well-made than the first adaptation. Also, there are some positive messages like not taking anything for granted and being careful what you wish for.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.

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