Predator

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

age 16+

Arnold vs. alien action is violent, ultra macho.

R 1987 107 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 138 reviews

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age 12+

A Classic

Like a lot of 80s movies this isn't nearly as gory or violent as it's rating might suggest. Yes there's a lot of shooting, guns, explosions and death in this, but there are only a couple of genuine "gore" scenes; once when the helicopter crew are skinned and hung in the tree, and the other when Jesse Ventura is exploded by the protagonists death ray. This should be fine for a 12 year-old with a sensible head on their shoulders.
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age 15+

Great alien action movie for older kids

You might say that the older the movie, the less violent, that is proved wrong by Predator. While I love this movie, and I think it has a great storyline, it is still very violent. There is a scene where it shows some marines that have been hung from a branch and have had all of their skin cut off. Aside from the skinning scene, there is just gun violence and a couple of gory stabbings. Another issue is the language. There is the constant use of the F word mostly by Blain, but if you don't care about language it's not too bad. All in all a great movie, but don't pull it out until they are at LEAST 14.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

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