The Lovely Bones

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Haunting mystery-drama examines a child's murder.

PG-13 2010 135 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 103 reviews

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age 16+

What the actual…

The first 30 minutes had you on the edge of your seat. I almost turned it off during the next 30. They finally got their act together around the 60 minute mark. Annnnd lost me again at 1:07. Cringe!!!! Overall, it’s a good message to warn older kids, but not sure that weirding them out with the fake afterlife stuff was the right move. Laughable at best.
age 16+

The Most Incredibly Boring, Overdone and Tedious Movie Ever

I watched this with my 16 yr old daughter and husband. It just dragged on and on and on. Peter Jackson should be ashamed with the ridiculous amount of special effects...the symbolism was way overdone to the point of nausea. We got to the point where we were Laughing Out Loud it was so pathetic. Whoever wrote the screenplay should be sacked. The Main character became tedious. Susan Sarandon was annoying. The other actors were ok but held back by the ridiculous plot (there was none) It has now been given pride of place as the my new "Worst Movie Ever".

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