Kid reviews for Strangers on a Train

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Common Sense says

age 14+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

age 14+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 13+

Hitchcock’s well-crafted representation of film-noir

Hitchcock does film-noir in Strangers on a Train. This work of his is effective in reflecting the film-noir genre using different concepts in doing so. By using lighting as a tool for creating the film’s mood, Hitchcock makes Strangers on a Train a true piece of film-noir. Lighting feels dark and is used appropriately in the film, creating the mood of Strangers on a Train. Hitchcock also adds more interesting concepts to this film, and doesn’t just do so for his own pleasure: he actually does it in a way that is fitting to the film-noir genre. The concepts used throughout the film are used to represent the film-noir genre, and it does so effectively—both in creating a creative story and representing the genre. Strangers on a Train isn’t Hitchcock’s best work (like Psycho or Vertigo are) but it certainly offers a story with some creative concepts used. This film-noir will certainly offer some entertainment for fans of Hitchcock or thriller films. However, there is some violence in the film. Here is a brief content description of the film: Positive messages: N/A. No positive messages in this Hitchcock film. Dark themes of murder and stalking are displayed throughout the film. Positive role models: N/A. Violence: 6/10. Violence is non-graphic but occasional in the film. An intense murder is non-graphically presented to the audience, but is still intense. Fighting occurs in a tense carousel scene with some punching and hitting shown. The film has a dark tone to it, meant to represent the film-noir genre. Sex: 0/10. None in the film. Profanity: 0/10. None in the film. Drinking/Drugs/Smoking: 4/10. Some cigarette smoking in a couple scenes by characters; smoking is not frequent but occurs occasionally throughout the film. Aside from some tense scenes of violence, Strangers on a Train is Hitchcock’s well-crafted piece of film-noir which represents the film-noir genre by using lighting that reflects the dark tone of the film. Hitchcock also uses interesting concepts in the film and as a result creates a creatively done story that both represents the film-noir genre and also is creative in its concepts at the same time. However, due to its mature themes, Strangers on a Train is best for mature teens. I give Strangers on a Train 4 out of 5 stars, and recommend it for teens 13 and up.

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Too much violence
age 12+

Best Suspenseful Hitchcock Film

Strangers on a train is my favourite Hitchcock film. Such a clever story and I would really recommend it. Sexy stuff- Just a little bit of kissing and discussion of adultery. Violence/gore- A character strangles someone, however you can sort of sense when it’s about to happen and kids can just close their eyes, There is a lot of suspense throughout the movie (which is why I love it so much) and a character is a psychopath. Drugs/drinking- A character is drunk and therefore can’t remember something important. The movie is/ was on Netflix.
age 12+
Good, but a frightening and intense atmosphere throughout.
age 10+

Fantastic!

This is a 1951 stunning Alfred Hitchcock film, and great like all of the others!

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Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

Possibly my favorite Hitchcock.

Strangers on a Train is an absolutely AMAZING film. It has suspense, action and mystery. But there are quite a few iffy scenes for young children. One scene in the beginning has a wife talking to her husband saying that she is about to have a baby and her husband is not the father. If your kid/s know about adultery this would not be bad for them. A very creepy scene is when someone strangles another person with a cloth. It is dark and the two people are alone which adds to creep factor. My last thing is if your child knows what stalking is, this movie goes to the next level. Grown men stalk each other during night, and sometimes it can get incredibly creepy. But if your child knows that this movie is incredibly far-fetched, then over all it is perfectly fine for them.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
age 11+
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.

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Great role models
Too much violence
age 12+

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.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 11+

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.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 12+

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!

This title has:

Too much sex