In this unsettling tale of horror set in the 17th century, a family of devout Christian homesteaders on the edge of the New England wilderness faces hardships so extreme that they begin to fear the devil is lurking among them.
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- Robert Eggers
- DVD and Blu-ray
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that The Witch, while fascinating, is very intense and has quite a bit of blood and gore. Guns and blades are briefly shown, and characters and animals are harmed and killed. A crow pecks at a woman's breast, a goat gores a man, a bloody chicken fetus is shown, and a girl is thrown from a horse. A baby is kidnapped, and it's implied that witches have ground him up. There's also full-frontal female nudity (nonsexual in nature), and witches' bare breasts and bottoms are seen. A pre-teen boy ogles his sister's cleavage. The same boy appears naked, but nothing sensitive is shown. Swearing is limited to "damn" and "hell." While the movie's slow, thoughtful nature may turn off some gorehounds, it could actually help it appeal to more thoughtful audiences as well.
- Sexual Content
- Brief nonsexual full-frontal female nudity. Naked witches' breasts and bottoms. Boy ogles his older sister's cleavage; he's later seen naked, but nothing sensitive is shown.
- Frequent blood and gore. Characters die, including children. Slicing with a blade. Suggestions of a kidnapped baby being ground up by witches. A crow pecks at a woman's breast. Brief guns and shooting; a gun backfires. Bloody chicken fetus on the ground. Animals sliced open. Girl thrown from horse. Man gored by a goat.
- "Hell" and "damn."
- Social Behavior
- Subtly asks viewers to wonder whether believing in something is good or bad, and offers complex ideas about belief and tolerance.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it