The Man Who Wasn't There

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Some mature themes -- best for older teens.

R 2001 116 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 16+

Worth a Third Look

Watch it once and give it a 2 or 3 rating, because of Thornton's incessant turn-off smoking. In a few months, watch it again and you develop unexpected empathy for Thornton. Watch yet again, and all the characters seem so right, and the "justice" downright scary. I'll someday watch again; it's a Coen masterpiece/keeper.

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age 12+
This should’ve been PG13. There’s three f words and a brief scene of self-defense via a knife that’s bloody but in black-and-white the detail is minimal. Great film though.

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