Rear Window

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

age 12+

Hitchcock masterpiece stars peeping Jimmy Stewart.

PG 1954 112 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 36 reviews

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age 10+

Great film

This was the first Hitchcock movie I ever saw, and it was great. It starts out slow, but gets better as it goes on. I can’t recall any swearing, maybe one use of hell. Characters do make out a bit though. Smoking and drinking is frequent. One woman is about to kill herself, but stops. A man is shown falling out a window. If you want to get into Hitchcock films, definitely start with this one.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.
age 17+

not for kids today or any day

This is a great film. Your kids should study it in college. Showing this film to any child under 17 is bad parenting. Murder, decapitation, depression and attempted suicide are simply not topics for any kid. Find something less adult; they're children!

This title has:

Too much violence
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