The Cabin in the Woods

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

age 17+

Clever but very bloody deconstruction of horror movies.

R 2012 95 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 71 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Very misunderstood movie

This is a great movie. Period. It’s funny, smart, scary, and violent all at the same time. It’s unique while parodying other horror movies. A lot of people, especially on here, seem to think it’s overhyped. I disagree. It has an unsatisfying ending yes, but it’s good nonetheless
age 15+

Phenomenal Horror Satire is Fine for Older Teens

The R-rating should be taken lightly. Though it definitely deserves to be rated R, the film is still appropriate for 15+. But it also depends on your child. If you have a 12 year old who loves blood and horror, then let them watch(you might want to skip over the sex scene since you briefly see bare breasts). I personally wouldn't show to kids under 15, but lots of parents would. It's a well-acted, masterfully made satire of the horror genre, while still providing its own original story.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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