The Fourth Kind

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

age 15+

Realistic alien abduction tale too violent/chilling for kids

PG-13 2009 98 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 14+
age 14+

Very Stressful Gets You Paranoid And may give you nightmares

Wait 2 stars ?!? I Loved this movie but it was very stressfull to watch it was sweating so much XD this movie what it does it makes you paranoid about alien makes you believe and the creepy things is it could be real and there are some very disturbing scenes in this movie of alien abdocution the owl in it is fucking Creepy some scenes really disturbed me in this but I recommend it !

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Too much violence

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