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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent '90s apocalyptic horror tale is dreadful.

Movie NR 1997 96 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+
We checked on Common Sense Media for language/sex related, and it said that there were very few of either so we decided to watch it. There are definitely more lewd comments made by the clown demon than reported. Overall, a humorous film for adults and 15+, but wouldn't recommend for anybody younger.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 11+


good messages!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4):

This is a lumbering, explanation-heavy, oddly un-scary horror movie that features what looks to be a computer-generated giant goat-yak with yellowed carnivore teeth in the role of the devil. Good actors, including White, Sweeney, Leguizamo, Williamson, and Randle, mightily try to make sense of a frustratingly nonsensical story, offering far more questions than answers. The devil has hatched a convoluted scheme to speed up the arrival of the Apocalypse by recruiting a mortal assassin to kill a bad guy, who was already recruited by the devil. Huh? Why does the devil need to kill one of his own bad guys to trigger the End of Days? And why does he need to hire out? Can't he do it himself? C'mon, he's the devil! And why are two heroes here both assassins? Doesn't the career description of assassin put that job squarely in the "bad" category? The good news is that viewers likely to enjoy Spawn's giant goat-yak with yellowed carnivore teeth probably won't get caught up in such trivialities as logic.

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