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

age 16+

Above-average crime drama has language, violence, sex.

R 2018 129 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+


This is the absolute worst movie I have seen this year. All the action in the commercial is literally all the action in the movie but much less extreme then they portray it to be in the commercial. The movie is nothing but drama & the actors who I thought were good actors are now complete garbage in my eyes. It is so cliche & made me fall asleep a couple of times. You are drawn in thinking something good has to happen but I can reassure you nothing good ever comes. I am upset that I wasted $6 on this piece of trash but I’m more upset that I wasted 90 minutes of my life on this complete BORE.
age 15+


Widows is an underlooked movie, and it's sad to see it not getting more recognition. The acting (particularly from Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson) and script are excellent. It's more suitable for older teenagers and up. There are in particular three violent scenes, one where a character shoots at two people with blood spurts, and a scene where a character stabs a handicapped character, and the aftermath of a car crash. There is also a sex scene whereby a naked couple make love until they are interrupted. (breast nudity is visible) There are also pictures of a couple having sex with nudity visible. (these pictures are brought up several times) In addition, there are about 70 uses of the f-word, as well as 2 uses of the c-word used by two female characters to each other in one scene.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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