Parents' Guide to

Small Crimes

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Bleak, violent thriller with cursing, addiction.

Movie NR 2017 90 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+

Great movie

I'm writing this because I believe people are way over protecting their kids and it's ridiculous. I watched the shining when I was 7 years old and while it did scare me (As it should. It is a horror movie after all.) it didn't scar me for life. My parents are baby boomers and I'm 41 now, they allowed us kids to watch whatever we wanted as long as it wasn't porn, and we all grew up to be well adjusted adults. I watched Jaws when I was around that same age,I watched a lot of R rated movies and the only effect it had on me is that I love movies. I saw sex scenes and violence and heard cussing and it didn't hurt me. I don't think we give children enough credit or acknowledge their intelligence enough. I have noticed that millennials are really fucking soft and its because they are so intensely sheltered and coddled. It really is dangerous to hide reality from kids and the reality is that the world is a dangerous and scary place, they should know that and be prepared.

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Kids say: Not yet rated

A sly, slow reveal of both plot and character, along with stellar performances by featured actors as well as the lead, bring surprises and intensity to an untraditional redemption story. It takes a while before the audience grasps the complexity of Joe Denton's character, as well as the events of his past. There are clues, of course, and, with hindsight, the viewer sees how skillfully they were laid into the early scenes in Small Crimes. What may at first feel spare, even somewhat incomprehensible, becomes clear exactly when director Evan Katz and his team decide to let us in. Katz has assembled a wonderful cast; even the smallest parts are notable. It's a very violent movie. People are stabbed, slashed, and gunned down with bloody fury. And, if you're looking for somebody to root for it's slim pickings in this crowd. No kids.

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