The Unborn

Movie review by James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Possession tale is low on blood, but high on scares.

PG-13 2009 90 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 32 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+
Just watched on HBO....surprised me on how creepy it was...not a bad way to spend a rainy day
age 13+

good movie

I really love this movie.....scary and hmm this is without gore

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 9, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: July 7, 2009
  • Cast: Cam Gigandet, Gary Oldman, Odette Yustman
  • Director: David S. Goyer
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense sequences of violence & terror, disturbing images, thematic material & language including some sexual references
  • Last updated: January 11, 2023

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