The Ritual

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Intense, mature horror tale with scares, violence, cursing.

NR 2018 94 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 26 reviews

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age 17+

A Modern Lovecraftian Horror

For anyone familiar with the work of H.P. Lovecraft, this movie is the epitomization of what Lovecratian horror stands for. It has excellent storytelling techniques that introduce the movie without feeling forced and carries itself well without any unnecessary scenes. Most importantly, unlike most horror films, it doesn't feel like the plot was based on human stupidity! All the characters are rational and relatable, making the effect all the more intense. There is no moral to this story, only an experience of pure existential crisis, terror, and dread. It isn't just about being scared, it's about being isolated and alone, surrounded by a great unknown.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 15+

so cool

it's an psycho gory movie that you can get on Netflix. but if your an super freak like me you'll love it. there is some swearing though.

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