Parents' Guide to

The Ring

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Remake of Japanese horror film is terrifying and creepy.

Movie PG-13 2002 115 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 52 parent reviews

age 12+

I am a strict mom on movies but this one was ok for the kids

This movie was really creepy. It was really good and I'm usually really strict with these kind of movies. I recently watched this with my 12 year old kid and he loved this movie. It had nothing bad in it, there was no sex/nudity, no F-words or any other extreme language, no drugs, no gore, but lots of terror. It was really scary for a PG-13 movie but it had nothing bad in it, just scary.
5 people found this helpful.
age 14+

Okay for mature Teens

I think that this movie is good for mature teens that can handle scary stuff

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
2 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (52):
Kids say (257):

Director Gore Verbinski does an excellent job of letting our imaginations find portent and peril in the most mundane of actions, such as picking up groceries at the local corner store. Watts is a relief as she plays through the gamut of Rachel's emotions with truly credible, but not overwrought, gusto. While the adults are busy solving the riddle of the tape, the heart-stopping pair of the Ring's children usher in the deeper dimension of fear. Rachel's son, Aiden (a stony-eyed David Dorfman), is the medium and interpreter for the terrifying Samara (Daveigh Chase), who is at the heart of the mystery.

The Ring dips deep in the well of oft-used scary images, which paradoxically results in a movie that is both architecturally firm but, with little new to add, empty of true revelation.

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