The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

A priest is on trial following a deadly exorcism.

PG-13 2005 113 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 30 reviews

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age 15+

Rated 15 (disturbing scenes).

SEX/NUDITY - None. VIOLENCE/GORE - Some moderate, supernatural-related violence is shown, such as a possessed individual striking others with her hands. PROFANITY - Infrequent mild language ("sh*t"). DRINKING/DRUGS/SMOKING - Brief passing references to drugs, as well as some scenes of casual alcohol consumption. THREAT/HORROR - There are disturbing sequences throughout, mainly in flashbacks depicting the supernatural occurrences and eventual possession of a female character, who eventually succumbs to these events. Her body is frequently shown to be contorted, she is haunted by apparitions and she hallucinates demonic faces on people and in the sky, she is shown eating dead insects from the floor and scratching her fingernails across the wall, and the exorcism scene is very intense. Her post-mortem body is shown in a photograph throughout the film. These scenes are accompanied by strong supernatural menace. 15 - Suitable only for persons aged 15 years and over. Contains strong content, and is not recommended for viewing by any person below the age of 15.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 7+


Not much blood, I watched it when I was 7 and I'm 10 now. But it will always stay as one of my favorites! To me, It's 5 stars.

This title has:

Great role models

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