Bless the Child

2000 R 1h 47m DVD

Bless the Child

2000 R 1h 47m DVD
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Kim Basinger stars as psychiatric nurse Maggie O'Connor, whose ordinary life becomes anything but routine as she gets swept up in a murder mystery involving the supernatural after a satanic cult leader kidnaps her 6-year-old niece.
Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Holliston Coleman, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, Lumi Cavazos, Dimitra Arliss, Ian Holm, Dan Warry-Smith, Gary Hudson, Yan Birch
Chuck Russell
Widescreen 2.35:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that grisly images and the portrayal of a drug addict make this inappropriate for many younger teens. Parents should know that creepy images abound: flying satanic creatures, swarming rats, child corpses scarred with symbols of evil, etc. A 6-year-old is repeatedly threatened, at one time she's dangled from a rooftop. Good and evil spirits often appear.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Stabbings and gunfire seem tame in comparison to knitting needles being thrust into a good guy's eyes, and one character getting decapitated. The villain pours gasoline on and burns a homeless man. Creepy images abound: flying satanic creatures, swarming


Harsh but infrequent.

Social Behavior

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The lead's sister is a junkie; the villain injects her with heroin. Another character's infected track marks are shown.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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