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Vampires vs. the Bronx

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teens protect their neighborhood; violence, language.

Movie PG-13 2020 85 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+
age 10+
Some cursing and gore but other than that, it’s perfectly ok for children.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Those who enjoy supernatural and adventure movies will find The Vampires vs. the Bronx clever and engaging. Like Jordan Peele in his Get Out and Us, director Osmany Rodriguez makes the irrefutable point that the experience of being a minority in America can feel like living in a horror movie. Inexplicable, illogical, terrible things happen. The added plus is that Rodriguez makes the argument that developers who renovate neighborhoods that become too expensive for the original inhabitants leech off the woes of the poor. Leeches vs. the Bronx just wouldn't have been as colorful a movie.

Note that the "bloodsucking" real estate firm is called Murnau after F.W. Murnau, the German expressionist director of the 1922 vampire silent film, Nosferatu. And young Luis is reading Salem's Lot, a novel about a town taken over by vampires. Good performances and tight direction add to the viewing experience.

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