The Last House on the Left

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Grim, vengeful horror film well made -- but NOT for kids.

R 2009 100 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 26 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 25 reviews

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age 18+


One that should only be seen by adults, 18 and up. The film does have nudity but not as much as other films. The acting and believe ability is very strong besides Sarah Paxton's performance. There's very realistic hardcore and gory violence that is real life looking, there's swearing that may offend parents or other adults. The story centers around a family's daughter who was almost killed by a group of serial killers and is extremely injured. While trying to take care of their daughter the mother and the father decide to get revenge on the killers for what they did. The message is great for parents to see what could happen to their child if they're not careful enough or responsible enough to care for them. It has a great message for parents and adults. But it is not to be seen by kids. Parents should wait until their child has turned 18 to see this movie.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 18+

Not For Children

The Last House On the Left is a great film but does consist of very horrific events. Such as sexual assault, blood and gore and the terrifying truth that events such as these do happen in today's economy. It is definitely not a film for children, I have learnt that the hard way from letting my 15 year old daughter view the movie, and as a result she was quite disturbed by the occurrences in the film. But If you are an adult and enjoy a good horror/slasher movie this one really leaves you hanging off the edge of your seat!

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