V for Vendetta

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Complex but heavy-handed action film. Adults only.

R 2006 131 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 36 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 98 reviews

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age 15+

Ignore the 2 stars, this movie is excellent.

This movie's rating is way too low. 2 stars is ridiculous. The photography, dialogue, intrigue, action, musical score and special effects are excellent. That said, I would recommend it for older teens for the following reasons: 1)Complicated politics: involving corruption, intrigue, sabotage. Themes that might be harder for kids under 14 to understand. (But if your child is interested in these topics he/she may really enjoy it.) 2)Sexual violence/Torture. There isn't any on-screen sexual violence, but the threats of it are present, as in real life. The torture is emotionally intense, but limited. Showing this in the political context is important. Ugly, but important. 3)Bloody violence. There isn't alot of it. Some of it is generalized, like what you would see in any action film or video game with guns, and some of it is up close (the context is revenge), so, its disturbing, but not gory (some blood, no guts). Ultimately, it's a political film about extreme governments and their players: from the head of the government on down public workers. It explores the actions people take (supporting it, accepting it or resisting it or fighting against it).

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age 14+

Time to have deeper talks with your kids about governments :-)

A fantastic and thought provoking introduction for discussing terrorism, political idealism, extreme conservative politics, government over reach and more. Not a black and white, good guys bad guys movie at all, but a great way to introduce and discuss the fragile balance of democracy and the important to be aware of and involved in what your government does. Also beautifully written, acted and shot.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

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