You Were Never Really Here

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Bleak but effective thriller is brutally violent.

R 2018 90 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 18+

Interesting and disturbing film - surely should be 18 rating

Having watched this I am mystified as to why it is rated 15 and not 18. The subject matter (sexual exploitation of children), recurring themes and imagery of self-harm/suicide fantasies/domestic abuse, the violence and the gore surely warrant a higher rating. Overall a disturbing but effective film, but not for kids.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 18+

You'll wish you weren't either!

I love pheonix's work in general, however , in this case he must've taken this one as a favor owed to someone in Hollywood as his talents were wasted and he seemed to be just walkin thru to get it done since there wasnt enough plot to do anything else. Your left wondering who Joe is, works for, and what all these diverse plot elements have in common and lastly just so there was some entertainment at least, why they didnt choose Maxwells Silver Hammer as the musical interlude eliciting at least a little humor to replace the pathetic attemt at movie making. Sorry hate to be a.downer.but.this is a stinker.

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