The Forest

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

age 14+

Ghost story has promising start but too many jump-scares.

PG-13 2016 95 minutes

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 12+

Good option for preteens who are looking for a scary movie.

More unsettling than scary, but some good jumpy and suspenseful moments. Knowledge about anxiety, hallucinations, suicide, etc. recommended before watching this movie otherwise be prepared to discuss it.
age 14+

Predicatble, Spooky, Umimpressing Horror Flick

The Forest didn't impress me as much as the trailer did. In my opinion the film was predictable. I knew what would happen before it did. I enjoyed the sudden scares, but they began to grow abundant and that did it for me. The ending was not to my liking, though I have seen worse. The introduction though was great. The film has the proper gore it needs being a film about suicide and emotional pain (wrist wounds, cuts, characters stabbed, maggots, hanging bodies, gunshot wounds). There was no sex which was good to see, and little cussing. This film isn't one of my favorites. I didn't like it much, and I wouldn't watch it again. I would recommend if you have the time. If it's among other choices, don't bother.

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