The Talented Mr. Ripley

Movie review by Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Full of murder and deceit; too violent for kids.

R 1999 139 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 18+

Very depressing.

If you want a positive gay movie, this isn’t it. Extremely depressing. Made me feel down for days. It does have gay representation, but it shows that he is never able to find love. Overall, 18+.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

High quality but too disturbing for kids

This movie is high quality with an engaging plot, good acting, and beautiful cinematography. However it is too disturbing for kids. I snuck into this when I was 15 thinking it was a romantic drama, and was upset by the graphic murder scenes. I watched it again as an adult and while I appreciated the story more, the violence was still jarring. You are looking at a beautiful setting on the Italian Riviera and then someone's head gets splattered. Take the R seriously.

This title has:

Too much violence

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