The Nun

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

age 16+

Violent entry in Conjuring series feels rushed, dashed off.

R 2018 96 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 36 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 51 reviews

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age 2+

The Nun: Stream of Consciousness

That’s what the countryside in Romania looks like…wait maybe not…actually yes, it is Romania! Ok, they would use a horse in a carriage, they wouldn’t have a car That’s so pretty Thanks guys Romania! Woah woah we don’t need ur help False news: Romania isn’t Catholic It’s hella fake This movie isn’t accurate Wait that’s things I’ve said? I talk a lot… Mumbles That’s crazy This doesn’t look like a castle that’s in Romania…the architecture is different…or maybe not Sounds like a fun day I bet that persons dead Can someone look up if this an actual representation of Romania Thanks julia you’re the GOAT Oh my god You missed it I’ll look it up Your looking up abilities are lacking rn Uhhhhhhhhhh That was a Sound not a word Thats definetly not s real place Oooooooooo interesting Ohhh wow Look who’s talking So maybe I should put you out of a job and stop talking Is that blood Yo he’s dead that’s why he’s running like that I’m scared is this based on a real story you think? Im from there Has anyone ever been to Massachusetts SHIT Why is she going out? That’s the last place I would go This is NOT what Romania is like That’s scary WHAT WHAT DO I HAVE TO SAY FATHER Is she just gonna dig w her hands Hahahahaha…scratching There’s definitely some evil acitivity going on here Ugh women have to do everything…where’s he going What Im flattered but I’m not THAT insteresring Id just go back to bed Breathing heavily hahahahahha Did you see that Look look look she’s in the center I hate this so you guys think there’s been no nuns this entire time? This entire time?? So are there no nuns left in this convenant Girl boss!! Maybe I can find it on eBay What? The blood of Christ Uh oh Would you guys ever become nuns? Yes! Mary!! WHYD THEY SPLIT UP I hate this Oh my god Oh my god Oh my GOD It’s not gonna be ok It’s never going to be ok You know what I don’t like about this movie?? The scaring is not very cohesive *Off-tempo snapping* Why is he like a character? Why is he here? Also where is she? Thai isn’t scary anymore if everything is scary it’s not scary And IM ROMANIAN keep it in, Danny Someone didn’t put makeup on today The spirit is dumb Oh no she died This makes no sense Oh my god do mouth to mouth *Incoherent snapping*

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
age 11+

It’s fine for mature tweens.

Honestly, I would have absolutely no problem with my 11 year old watching horror movies (such as this one) because I know he’s mature and he doesn’t get scared. Overall, I think this movie can be okay for a very mature 9 year old, a mature 11 year old, and a 13 year old.

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