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Age Rating of Violent Night: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)

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Teens might be asking if they can see this one. The star power is there in David Harbour! But can they? What is the true age rating of Violent Night? Can your kids watch this one? We’re coving the 7 big things parents need to know about the Violent Night age rating in this parents guide.

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About Violent Night

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus (David Harbour, Black Widow, Stranger Things series) is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.

Watch the Violent Night trailer here.

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Age Rating of Violent Night: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)

Before you rush out and try to make this one your new Christmas family tradition, be sure to check out the parents guide for Violent Night.

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

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 Violent Night age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.

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Oh my, this Holiday movie is not going to be suitable to watch with most Grandmas from a language perspective.

There are multiple F-bombs dropped along with many other swears.

Your teens will hear:

  • F-bombs
  • sh!t
  • @ass, @sshole
  • d@amn, d@mnit
  • c@ck sucker
  • h@ll
  • limp d!ck
  • wh@re
  • son of a b!tch
  • g-d d@amn
  • J@sus Chr!st

Age Rating of Violent Night: Is It Safe For Teens When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?

There is some kissing in the movie, but there is no sex or nudity in Violent Night.

Violent Night is ok for teens on this level.

Violence, however, may be another story…

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Violence and Gore: Is Violent Night Too Scary For Kids Under 17?

If you want the most violent Christmas movie of all time: here you go.

But weirdly, it still has heart enough to count as a holiday movie thanks to David Harbour’s excellent Santa Claus.

In this movie you have a little bit of everything: a character is stabbed in the eye with a star- and then they are executed.

You have hand-to-hand combat, guns, knives, stabbings, people catching on fire, decapitations, explosions, and a ton of puke and blood including on Santa’s beard… whew.

It’s a lot on the violence and gore scale with some scenes making even a seasoned horror lover squirm.

Is Violent Night Ok For Kids: Mature Topics

Characters are abducted and held for ransom, including kids.

Santa (and others) are seen drinking to intoxicated levels.

So, yes, Santa gets drunk.

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Age Rating Of Violent Night: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?

Violent Night is rated R for strong bloody violence, some sexual references, and language.

Can your horror-loving teen watch this one?

Parents Guide: Is Violent Night Appropriate For Kids Under 17?

If your family is permissive when it comes to violent action and bloody movies, then your older teens can watch Violent Night. And they will probably come back telling you how much they loved it.

We think the movie is suitable for kids 15 and up who aren’t averse to blood, death, and gory scenes.

Think of this movie as a mashup of Elf, Die Hard, Bad Santa, and Home Alone with a lot of blood splashed around for good measure.

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