The Wicker Man (1973)

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Adult chiller about modern pagans -- no Hogwarts.

R 1975 88 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Well-made movie, lots of suspense.

I really liked this movie, but thought that it was creepy and suspenseful. It also has very good music. Although, the religion on the island made the movie very bizarre, but all of the rising action in the movie kept me hooked to see what would happen next. There is too much sex for kids to watch this movie, but Sergeant Howie could serve as a positive role model, as he is determined to find out the details of the missing young girl and to find out why the island in which she disappeared is what it is. It is an interesting concept, but because of the sex and the heavy religious themes that are featured in the film, it’s for adults and older teens only.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much sex
age 18+

Don’t watch this movie!

This is a horrible movie. There is so much nudity and it is completely uncalled for. If you have kids and are considering letting them watch this please don’t, adults shouldn’t watch it let alone kids. It shouldn’t be classified as horror either, it’s more of a drama.

This title has:

Too much sex

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