The Net

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

'90s mystery-thriller is still relevant; violence, language.

PG-13 1995 114 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 12+

Average 90’s Mystery Movie

There’s not much violence and when someone’s shot, it’s not on-screen. It’s implied 2 people had sex but is not shown at all. There is a weird moment that depicts smoking cigarettes as adventurous, but other than that, this is just a soft thriller that’s full of cute 90’s outfits and funny technology throw-backs. Any 13+ year old can handle this film.

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age 16+

Excellent; Too Mature for Kids

Good sci-fi plotline that still makes sense and is enjoyable even though the technology in the film is clearly from the '90s. Akin to Wargames. Might be kind of difficult to understand if you have never used a computer or don't remember dial-up internet, floppy disks, etc. Characters are in perilous situations, it's violent, and people die, but injuries are not shown in detail. Typical pg-13 language, including one f*** in a sexual context (which I thought was an automatic R rating, but apparently not). Discussion of sex, affairs, AIDS, homophobia. A man commits suicide offscreen. Grown-ups drink.

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