Movie review by Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Must-see Hitchcock thriller for any classic movie bug.

PG 1958 126 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 34 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+


Great movie. Contains some passionate kissing and some mild violence.
age 12+


This movie has an excellent and unpredictable storyline that is nowadays uncommon. Vertigo is pure Hitchcock, the end is extremely surprising. I recommend to watch this movie on a rainy sunday afternoon with your family. This movie shows no violence nor sex. Recomend it!

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