Parental Guidance

Parental Guidance: Snitch, Dark Skies, and Fun Size

We give you what you need to know about the family-friendliness of this week's new releases.

by | February 22, 2013 | Comments

 

As the eyes of the movie world turn to the Oscars, we’d like to remind you that there are a couple new viewing options out there this week. We’ve got a pair of new wide releases (Snitch, Dark Skies), as well as a teen-friendly rental (Fun Size). Read on to find out what’s appropriate for the whole family.

In Theaters This Week:



Snitch

57%

What’s it about? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars as a father who infiltrates a drug ring after his son is wrongly accused of drug trafficking.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 for “drug content and sequences of violence.” It’s probably safe for teens, and families can certainly have a discussion about the film’s theme of parental responsibility.

Is it any good? The critics say Snitch is a smart, thoughtful crime thriller with a strong performance from Johnson.



Dark Skies

41%

What’s it about? A family moves into a suburban house and is increasingly subjected to terrifying and inexplicable events that seem to be supernatural in origin.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 for “for violence, terror throughout, sexual material, drug content and language — all involving teens.” So yeah — leave the kids at home.

Is it any good? The film isn’t being screened in advance for critics, which is never a good sign.

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Fun Size

25%

What’s it about? Victoria Justice stars as Wren, a high school senior tasked with watching her little brother Albert on Halloween. However, the little guy gets lost while trick-or-treating, and Wren must round up a posse to track him down; hilarity ensues.

Who’s it for? It’s rated PG-13 for “crude and suggestive material, partying and language.” Despite coming from Nickelodeon Studios, this is definitely a movie for teens, as it’s a bit too raunchy for younger viewers.

Is it any good? Critics say Fun Size is pleasant but innocuous, decent teen fare with a few laughs and a lot of predictability.

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