The Dinner

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
The Dinner Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 17+

Talky, disturbing drama about privilege and morals.

R 2017 120 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

The no end movie

I've never watched a movie that ended so abruptly and with absolute no resolution, not even an attempt at one. It was very disappointing how the movie kept dragging you along as if it was building up to some awakening by the characters. But alas, it was much to do about nothing. Thank goodness I didn't pay any money for this and watched it on Netflix.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 18+

Lousy, go nowhere movie. Confusing, frustrating, worst ive seen. I want two hours of my life back

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Somewhere Poster Image

    Somewhere

    Exceptional but mature Hollywood story.

    age 17+
  • Rabbit Hole Poster Image

    Rabbit Hole

    Moving, mature drama about loss is too heavy for kids.

    age 15+
  • Rachel Getting Married Poster Image

    Rachel Getting Married

    Intense, insightful family drama celebrates love.

    age 17+
  • Carnage Poster Image

    Carnage

    Talky play-based film examines parental woes; some swearing.

    age 16+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate