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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Numbingly predictable, inept, and boring.

Movie R 2004 97 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Plot is good . . don't like the sexy scenes and violence

I agree with another comment, I am tired of viewing nude/sex scenes for R ratings, actually just soft porn in all of them! Too much violence too. Hardly any PG-13 movies to watch that are decent . . .they now include partial nudity and foul language, I know other parents feel the same but these movie makers have their formula, actually just a lot of trashy movies out anymore . . .so sad.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 11+
I hate movies that have graphic sex scenes. Does this movie show the immoral, not very nice girl Ashley Judd strip and having sex with men? Is this movie alot of nudity and petting and reenacted sex? I find this stuff offensive. People don't need to see Ashley Judd naked to get the idea she is having sex. Why not just show her under the blankets and kissing for example. I am disturbed because my spouse watched it and sees nothing wrong with R movies with nudity and sex. Please tell what scenes were in here involving nudity and sex. I do not care to watch this crap movie. The movie industry is going way too far. R movies seem more like Porn today and PG-13's are like R's. We need more G and PG movies again. Thank you Catherine

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A good portion of Twisted is numbingly predictable. Jessica is supposed to be a great detective, but she keeps missing glaring clues. Could that be the murderer? Nope, he's the next victim. Well, we've never seen that before! Jessica pricks her finger to get a blood sample. Can she be like Sleeping Beauty? Can symbolism be more heavy-handed? There is a good idea in there somewhere about resolving guilt and insecurity, but it is all lost because this movie is inept and boring.

Fifteen minutes into this movie, before the very first murder victim turned up, I figured out who the murderer was. That left me the rest of the movie to ponder much more fascinating mysteries, like why any of these people agreed to be in it. I remember when Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, and David Strathairn, and especially director Philip Kaufman had some class and credibility. I even remember when Ashley Judd made movies that were not about spunky but sensitive women in peril who do not know whom they can trust. But that all feels very long ago.

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