Every family tree hides a secret.
Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd, Mallory Bechtel
|Editing||Lucian Johnston, Jennifer Lame|
|Produced by||PalmStar Media|
|Language||Fairly frequent moderate to strong impact crude language in the context of swearing and interpersonal conflict.|
|Nudity||Infrequent mild impact nudity in non-sexual contexts.|
|Violence||Fairly frequent strong impact violence, intertwined with horror, and containing blood-letting and fairly gruesome images.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The drama horror mystery film Hereditary explores themes of death, loss, grief, guilt, trauma, mental illness, secrets, lies, the paranormal, possession, Satanism, dysfunctional family relationships and seances. These dark and sinister themes are also complex and mature, and are presented with a strong sustained sense of threat and menace, underscored by sustained suspenseful low frequency sound, with the apparent intention to scare, discomfort and unsettle the audience, as justified within the horror genre. Themes and the way in which they are presented, are likely to be confusing, upsetting, disturbing and distressing to emotionally immature children under the age of 16 years, who may suffer psychological and emotional harm. For example, the scene of Charlie’s death as described below is extremely inappropriate for emotionally and cognitively immature children under the age of 16 years who are likely to be disturbed by them. Enhanced audio-visual effects of the cinematic format, and dark lighting in the theatre, contributes to the strong cumulative impact through elements of horror and violence, and the sense of threat and menace.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for horror violence, disturbing images, language, drug use and brief graphic nudity|
|USA version release is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Marguerite van Wyk 'Hereditary' laat jou hare regop staan.
Ann Hornaday Brillians, scary ride to a vague destination.
Herman Eloff The success of Hereditary sits in the way it inches to its hellish conclusion whilst spewing pure darkness at those brave enough to watch it. The stuff of nightmares.
Jim Judy This is otherwise still a decently constructed, slow-burn horror drama that takes advantage of a familiar setting, a terrific performance from Collette, and some genuinely spooky and creepy moments that likely will have many a viewer a bit apprehensive at home in the dark.
Tomatometer Hereditary uses its classic setup as the framework for a harrowing, uncommonly unsettling horror film whose cold touch lingers long beyond the closing credits.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Clammy, deeply unsettling horror movie is very scary.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 73%