Where the Crawdads Sing

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Standout performances in uneven, trauma-filled adaptation.

PG-13 2022 125 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 25 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 27 reviews

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age 18+

Excellent story but contains violence and sexual abuse

This is my personal opinion because I am easily triggered by abuse of all kinds and there was a lot of that in this movie. It really was an excellent story line but I think it should be rated R because of some of the content. It has a lot of sex scenes, violence, abuse, and what really bothered me was it had a rape scene- and two debatably almost rape scenes. I would absolutely not want my kids watching this until they are adults. I’m 25 and it was a bit too much for me. I rate it really good because it was a very good movie. Just absolutely not appropriate for younger ages.

This title has:

Educational value
Too much violence
Too much sex
29 people found this helpful.
age 16+

Great movie, for adults.

I really liked this but it simply isn't suitable for kids. There's multiple graphic scenes such child abuse, abuse, rape, sex, dead bodies, and violence that are too mature and inappropriate for kids.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
15 people found this helpful.

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