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Parent reviews for The Crucible

Common Sense says

Plodding film based on play has mature themes, sex, violence
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 1 review
Adult Written byStephanie R. September 30, 2016

Gripping and beautifully done

I have no idea why the professional reviewer gave this movie such a poor rating. My daughters and I watched it before going to Salem, MA. The acting is excellent, the language is not difficult, and the story is poignantly told. Arthur Miller's adaptation needs to be examined, as he made Abigail Williams (an 11-year-old child) into a treacherous 18-year-old, but beyond that, many of the fact are correct and the way the town flies to pieces quite accurate. This is no feel-good movie, but it is complex and provokes excellent discussion of good and evil, right and wrong, and the danger of mob rule. Highly recommended.
Adult Written byJohn A. March 20, 2018


Excellent acting and direction. Exposes the dangers of ignorance and mob mentality. Although a fictional story, it is close to the shocking events that adds to the king list of dark and evil events that shaped the USA. This sort of abject ignorance and sense of entitlement still exists in many states in the south. A great way to show kids how not to act towards other human beings. Very relevant for modern USA

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