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The Mothman Prophecies Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Movies like this have been around forever too. They're a normal condition of winter's doldrums, which, in the fullness of time, will pass.

  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Like a time-travel movie, but without the time travel, The Mothman Prophecies delights in playing with cause-and-effect relationships.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Psychological thriller may deeply upset some kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this movie isn't very graphic or gory, it's a psychological thriller that may be deeply upsetting to some people. There's a car crash and a tragic accident with many deaths. Another death could be suicide. There's a brief non-graphic sexual situatio and brief strong language.

  • Families can talk about why many people like mystery/spooky movies like this one. What makes a good spooky movie?

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Creepy and spooky, some surprises and character deaths, but not too gory.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Brief sexual situation.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue