The Turning

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Baffling remake of Gothic classic wastes talented cast.

PG-13 2020 94 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 12+

Its honestly okay for your tweens/teens to watch

I am a very protective parent so I was not going to let them watch this movie. Then i deiced to watch it one day because i felt bad for my babies because they really wanted to see it ( there 13 year old girls twins). After i watch it I called them down and told them I will let them they could see it and i already rented it! they were so happy! The movie is complety fine. It is not scary (at least i didn't think it was or my daughters). It was kind of boring to me but they really seamed to like it! So in conclusion you should let you kids watch it, it was fine!

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age 11+

My kids loved it

MY daughter is 14 and my son is 13 and they wanted to see this movie for while i just never really looked at reviews i just thought they should not see it. Then i looked it up one more time and then watched it and i was wrong to think they should not watch it! It is not bad i mean it really cant be its 2 kids. It was not scary. i let them watch it and after they ran down to eat and they could not stop talking about it they loved it! I was so cute to see them so happy! it is completely fine for 11+

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