The Boy

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

age 14+

Unoriginal but well-made "creepy doll" horror movie.

PG-13 2016 97 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 16 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 78 reviews

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age 13+

The Boy

It was a good movie with little cussing and sex, and the violence was overall minimal. Brahms (the doll) moved around, but that was off camera. (So it's kind of like a version of Annabelle.) SPOILER ALERT: the only real violence is when the main character's abuse ex comes to town and when the real Brahms goes after her and her new boyfriend. There's also a pair of suicides, and a scene where the main character and her boyfriend kiss. But there wasn't much "bad stuff". Totally recommend. (Also, there's a second movie coming out in December!)

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age 10+

An amazing movie!

This movie was really good and I highly recommend it for ages 10+

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