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Gremlins Review

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 9+

A comic horror movie classic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this horror film has many scary scenes, including a mom chopping up a Gremlin with a kitchen knife is scary, a Gremlin-in-blender and classic Gremlin-in-microwave scenes.

  • Families can talk about the movie's message. What do you think the point was? Do most horror movies have messages? What are some others you can think of?

The good stuff
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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence: Gremlins gruesomely kill people -- and vice versa.

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    Sex: Not an issue

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    Language: Moderate bathroom and religiously themed expletives.

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    Consumerism: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Gremlins smoke, drink like fish, and gamble with abandon.