Parents' Guide to


By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gross-out comedy-horror mix isn't for kids.

Movie R 2006 96 minutes
Slither Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 15+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

I lost BRAIN CELLS wondering why COMMON SENSE MEDIA Rated this a 2 STAR

SO overall if you have not checked out of my other reviews just click on my name. But seriously what it's like if common sense media knew how to make me even madder than I should Be. Like rly, it's violent and stuff, but unique in it's own way. Jeremy Jeremy got third degree malaria because it was so darn violent, but it like rly good.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (7):

Goofy and gross, SLITHER revisits the old alien invasion plot with comedic violence that might bother sensitive viewers. Suitably reluctant and arrogant at the same time, Bill is disinclined to shoot things. But he's also resourceful and careful about his image. He figures out that everyone who ingests slugs is connected to Grant (they all insist, sometimes speaking in unison, that "Marriage is a sacred bond"), and so the destruction of alien-Grant is the only way to end it. "I'll keep growin'," grrrs Grant, "'Til I'm everywhere, 'til I'm everything."

What Bill doesn't see is Grant's mirroring of himself: the guy who loves the girl so hard and so long and so hopelessly that he loses himself. Lucky for him, this loss of self becomes literal for Grant and his many extensions (all ugly, all pink and oozy, all soulless). It takes some serious devastation for Starla to see her proper partner, but Bill's still waiting.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate