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Common Sense Media says

Classic nail-biter is a must for thriller fans.

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Parent of a 13 year old Written byTsion April 11, 2009

Thrilling and Frightening Suspense...

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN is a great movie. It isn't quite 5-stars, but it is a wonderfully tense and engaging thriller. There is no language or sex, though it is stated that Guy's wife is pregnant by another man. There is an onscreen murder (strangling) but it isn't graphic. Several scenes are tense, but not too tense for family movie night.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Parent Written byPlague June 9, 2010

Strangers on a Train

A fantastic thriller, and a Hitchcock classic.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybubbo April 9, 2008
A great suspense movie for families! It's definitely suspenseful enough for parents and not too scary for older kids (a mature 9+). One of Alfred Hitchcock's best movies I have seen.
Teen, 13 years old Written byTiger13 June 16, 2015
Good plot. Kinda like all the other Murder movies!!! But it was OK. I watched it as a younger child and did not have any problems.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bySpielberg00 June 4, 2011

Way too much for a PG. Not the best Hitchcock at all.

My rating: PG-13 for violence/tension including murder scenes, some suggestive content and references, and for smoking and alcohol use throughout.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byBestPicture1996 November 7, 2010

Excellent cinematography

There is one scene in particular involving glasses that everyone who's seen the movie knows what I'm talking about that is truly genius. Another classic Hitchcock film, keeping you on your toes most of the time. The premise is interesting, and Robert Walker's performance is especially entertaining.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written bySpalko June 10, 2010

May scare younger ones

Great Alfred Hitchcock movie! Some iffy stuff though with Guy and his wife at the beginning. He is getting divorced because she has been having affairs with other men and she is pregnant. But it's a brief moment and really only mentioned once. The violence is very minimum also!
What other families should know
Too much sex