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Age Rating Of The Exorcist: Believer Parents Guide (7 Big Things!)

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Teens might be asking if they can see this one. The star power is there! But can they? What is the true age rating of The Exorcist: Believer? Can your kids watch this one? We’re covering the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for The Exorcist: Believerin this parents guide.

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About The Exorcist: Believer

 Since the death of his pregnant wife in a Haitian earthquake 12 years ago, Victor Fielding (Tony winner and Oscar® nominee Leslie Odom, Jr.; One Night in Miami, Hamilton) has raised their daughter, Angela (Lidya Jewett, Good Girls) on his own.

But when Angela and her friend Katherine (newcomer Olivia O’Neill), disappear in the woods, only to return three days later with no memory of what happened to them, it unleashes a chain of events that will force Victor to confront the nadir of evil and, in his terror and desperation, seek out the only person alive who has witnessed anything like it before: Chris MacNeil.

For the first time since the 1973 film, Oscar® winner Ellen Burstyn reprises her iconic role as Chris MacNeil, an actress who has been forever altered by what happened to her daughter Regan five decades before.

Watch the Exorcist: Believer trailer.

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The Exorcist: Believer Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?

The Exorcist: Believer is rated R for disturbing images, violence, language, and sexual references. But can your horror-loving teen or tween watch this one?

We’ll break it down.

Age Rating of The Exorcist: Believer: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)

Can your kids watch this one? What is the age rating of

This parent’s guide will help you decide if your family can handle the seven big issues with movies and shows: mature topics, gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.

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As with all passion movies, there seems to be a lot of swearing and cuss words used by the possessed.

This movie is no different.

Your kids will hear:

  • F-bombs
  • c@nt
  • sob
  • h@ll
  • wh@re
  • OMG
  • d@mn

 If language isn’t something your family is ok with, this isn’t the movie for your kids.

But… there’s a lot more that makes The Exorcist: Believer inappropriate for children so maybe language isn’t the worst parts.

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Age Rating of The Exorcist: Believer: Is It Safe For Teens When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?

There is no overt sexual content and no nudity in The Exorcist: Believer. There are some scenes to be aware of, however.

Characters kiss and a young girl seems to touch herself. A masturbation scene occurs using a hot dog to simulate a penis.

There is a discussion of sexual assault, an exam, and a discussion about pregnancy and abortion.

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Violence and Gore: Is The Exorcist: Believer Too Scary For Kids Under 17?

As you may expect, this is an intense and scary movie.

Squeemish kids should not see this one, especially since the possessed are children. The girls are in peril throughout the movie.

Their bodies are mangled, nails fall off, feet blister- it’s a real messy ordeal, heightened by the fact that the characters are kids.

Some images are jarring and gory, so be prepared to cover your eyes (and your kids!).

Deaths occur, eyes are stabbed with a religious object, and a head is twisted in this bloody movie.

There are demons, terrifying faces, tons of jump scares, and characters being thrown across the room.

And yes, there is a lovely vomiting scene.

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Is The Exorcist: Believer Ok For Kids: Mature Topics

Characters drink alcohol.

An earthquake scene causes a man to choose between his pregnant wife and his unborn baby.

 It’s certainly written for mature audiences.

Parents Guide: Is The Exorcist: Believer Appropriate For Kids Under 17?

As always, you know your kids best.

If they are big horror lovers, they can probably handle The Exorcist: Believer. But if this is an entry to horror films, we’d suggest waiting until you can watch it with them at home on demand.

It’s gory, messy, and intense, with many jump scares. We think The Exorcist: Believer is appropriate for kids 15 and up if they enjoy horror.

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