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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Intense, twisted monster movie explores DNA experimentation.

Movie R 2010 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 18+


Just really dumb and boring; and the incest/bestiality scene was completely uncalled for.

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Too much sex
age 16+

Not For Feint Of Heart

This movie will twist your mind inside and out and upside down. There is sexual content but it doesn't show much. The most you see is Dren when she is naked but she's not really a human, just human-looking. It's definitely not a movie for children under the age of at least 16. If you can't take a little bit of horror and oddity then this isn't for you. I love it though.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (17):

This movie is messed up! Directed and co-written by Vincenzo Natali, Splice moves through familiar territory, giving nods to Frankenstein, E.T., and Jurassic Park, but it touches on some seriously complex and twisted ideas, such as the meaning of family and the concept of creation. Nevertheless, it has a perfectly confident and nonchalant tone as it navigates these sticky issues; it's even ever so slightly comical. (Or perhaps the laughter is just a reaction to the movie's uncomfortable suggestions.)

The director balances everything pitch-perfectly, from the performances to the hair-raising sound effects, and all the way down to images of the creepy, snowy woods during the film's tense climax. It's a thoroughly satisfying movie for viewers looking for something with a bit more depth and wit than the average summer blockbuster. After the thrills have ended, brave viewers will find plenty of interesting themes and ideas to discuss, though more sensitive -- and younger -- viewers should approach with caution.

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