Twister

1996 PG-13 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD

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Twister

1996 PG-13 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD
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In this dizzying, effects-driven drama, two scientists (Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton) chase tornadoes in their quest to record and study them. Taking a backseat to the wild and visually mesmerizing storms are subplots concerning a failing marriage, childhood trauma and corporate ethics. The film received multiple Academy Awards for its spectacular sound and visual effects (including the famous flying cow).
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), French, English
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that teens will be excited about the great special effects in this adventure movie, although they may be disappointed by the thin plot. Parents should know that the main characters are a soon-to-be-divorced couple who are still sexually attracted to each other. All of the characters put themselves in dangerous situations as part of their job. In the opening scene, a girl watches as a tornado carries her father away, and there are several frightening scenes involving the destructive storms.

Sexual Content

One character is a "reproductive therapist" whose academic views on human sexuality provide comic relief.

Violence

Jo's dad is killed by a tornado, as well as a few others. A man is impaled by flying debris. In the opening scene, a girl watches as a tornado carries her father away. There are many very intense encounters with the tornadoes.

Language

Moderate profanity, with one "F" word.

Social Behavior

All of the characters put themselves in dangerous situations as part of their job, to study tornadoes. Some sex-related humor.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

There's a mention of a character being drunk and naked.

  • 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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