Straw Dogs

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Too much violence, not enough character in pointless remake.

R 2011 110 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

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age 15+

original was better

it was a good movie but stopped halfway cause it was kinda boring original was better and a classic

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 16+

Adults only..

This is a remake of Peckinpah's original classic from 1971. This remake was actually good, tough there are differences easily notable. But now for the explicit part: The violence is strong and often gruesome and brutal. Shootings, stabbings and killings shown in explicit, brutal and bloody detail. There's a rape scene too, but it lacks details and isn't very sadistic neither violent unlike in the original. Language is strong and there's some sexuality too and drug use. Due to the violent and sexual content movie is OK for 16+ iffy for kids aged 14-15. Incase you haven't heard the story: it's about a couple who goes to a small southern town to enjoy a week-end untill a helping group of townsmen decides to terrorize the family with dramatic consequences..

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 16, 2011
  • On DVD or streaming: December 20, 2011
  • Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Kate Bosworth
  • Director: Rod Lurie
  • Studio: Screen Gems
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Run time: 110 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong brutal violence including a sexual attack, menace, some sexual content, and pervasive language
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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