The Darkness

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

age 14+

Interesting characters but lackluster scares.

PG-13 2016 92 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

no native amercian actors ?

So this movie gets an asian actress to play a spanish lady who is suppose to have knowledge about native amercians? Ming Na wen - really? When will hollywood start hiring Native Amercian actors??
age 10+

Great for good scare but doesn't send good messages at times

My main concern was there's a teen girl with body image issues and starts to induce vomiting so I had to fast forward on that scene so my daughter wouldn't get any impressions at a young age. There's also a scene where the spririts have the boy (who has autism) start a fire and may, even though it was the spirits doing, may endorse a negative portrayal of autism. But just explain it was the spirits telling him to. Other than that, the movie was great for jump scares and there were many scary scenes so really it just depends on if your kid likes that sort of thing. They might just be sleeping with you that night depending on the age. Lol. There's is swearing but most likely your kid has heard these words before they seem pretty common now.

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