The Unforgivable

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

age 15+

Talented cast in a middling drama; violence, language.

R 2021 112 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Nothing graphic

I’m a really sensitive viewer, I rarely even watch R or MA rated things myself, but I would say this movie is totally fine for a parent to watch with a 13+ year old. (Though I’m not sure a 13 year old would be interested in the plot). I read the content review and just skipped the few second sex scene which doesn’t even show much, and there really wasn’t violence above what you’d see in a PG-13 movie. The only really R-rated component is the swearing, which is a lot, so that would be the main thing to keep in mind. This movie is getting bad reviews for the actual story, but I really enjoyed it for a casual evening watch.

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Too much swearing
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age 14+

Tough reality

This is a tough drama showing how strong bonds are between siblings. How far they would go to protect younger siblings.

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