Urban Legends: Final Cut

Movie review by
Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media
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Don't waste your time.
  • R
  • 2001
  • 98 minutes

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages
Violence

Blood galore. A woman's kidney is removed, then eaten by a dog. When she tries to get away, the killer pulls apart her open wound and decapitates her. Characters are stabbed, bludgeoned, pickaxed, shot, knifed, electrocuted, and hanged. A fake dead dog ha

Sex

Frequent sexual references, ranging from sexually transmitted diseases to porno movies. A couple on an airplane decide to enter the "mile high club," and the man performs oral sex on the woman. In a dream, Trevor and Amy have sex--his nude rear and her back are visible. Several close-ups of a realistic-looking naked female mannequin.

Language

Frequent extreme profanity throughout.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Several characters drink and smoke.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie feautures a costumed killer who stalks and chases his victims. Several jump scenes--the killer suddenly appears, bodies fall unexpectedly from the ceiling. Bloody messages on mirrors and walls. Frequent extreme profanity throughout. Every character acts questionably, from the murderer who kills many students to Amy, who insists on investigating the murders alone at night. Several characters drink and smoke. Frequent sexual references, ranging from sexually transmitted diseases to porno movies. A couple on an airplane decide to enter the "mile high club," and the man performs oral sex on the woman. In a dream, Trevor and Amy have sex--his nude rear and her back are visible. Several close-ups of a realistic-looking naked female mannequin. Blood galore. A woman's kidney is removed, then eaten by a dog. When she tries to get away, the killer pulls apart her open wound and decapitates her. Characters are stabbed, bludgeoned, pickaxed, shot, knifed, electrocuted, and hanged. A fake dead dog hangs with its intestines hanging out, plus several dismembered plastic babies.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byPrincessCharmed797 December 19, 2012

Urban Legends: Final Cut

I have always been a fan of the urban legends series.I have watched all the urban legend movies and they can be quite freaky Lol they explore many legends like... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bycerealkiller189 February 2, 2012

Legends never die-nice quote.

I have always been a fan of the urban legends series.I have watched all the urban legend movies and they can be quite freaky Lol they explore many legends like... Continue reading

What's the story?

This slasher sequel gets rolling when film student Amy (Jenny Morrison) chooses a horror film about urban legends for her final project. But a masked killer haunts the set, and, one by one, members of Amy's cast and crew are brutally murdered. The survivors must uncover the identity of the killer before it's too late.

Is it any good?

This repulsive film blatantly borrows from just about every popular horror movie that's come before. As Scary Movie demonstrated, spoofing tired plots and clichéd characters from the horror genre can be amusing. Unfortunately, these inexperienced actors take their shallow characters far too seriously and play them straight--which caused some teens to roar with laughter during some of the most "suspenseful" scenes. Cinema buffs will appreciate the many movie references, but many won't be amused by poorly executed respects paid to Hitchcock classics. A seventeen-year-old slasher movie fanatic groaned during the requisite killer confession scene. He and his girlfriend agreed that the character's motivation for brutally murdering so many people was "incredibly lame and unbelievable."

It's fairly obvious why the creators of Urban Legend would make a sequel: To capitalize on the success of the first movie and to push cinematic violence and gore to a new level. Whether or not they meet the first goal remains to be seen, but they can easily claim victory on the second point--even a seasoned horror movie fan hid her eyes during the revolting kidney-removal scene.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what makes a good horror film. Does more gore always mean a better film, or can suspense be just as scary?

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