Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Violent, uninspired comic-book tale misses the mark.

PG-13 2018 112 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 71 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 212 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Not bad!

I saw this movie in the theater, and I quite liked it. CSM says that it is bad, but the 2-star rating is definitely not necessary. The movie is entertaining and funny. The special effects were fantastic, and the concept is very interesting: a human who walks around with a symbiotic parasite that protects him and others when necessary. It has a few jump-scares, but it is nothing that a 12- or 13-year-old can’t handle. I also loved Eminem’s song in the credits and great score music by Ludwig Göransson. The main things to look out for are the violence and language, including a use of “f--k,” a few uses of “s--t,” and a use of “p---y.” Overall, I think this is a very underrated movie, and it doesn’t get as much credit and likeness as it deserves.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 11+


I loved it so much. Venom 2 is a big improvement of this film though,

This title has:

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

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