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Not suitable under 13; parental guidance to 15 (violence, language, themes, sexual references)
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, language, themes and sexual references.|
|Children aged 13–15||Parental guidance recommended due to violence, language, themes and sexual references.|
|Children over the age of 15||Ok for this age group.|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines.
|Name of movie:||Twist|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence and coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Talented graffiti artist and street kid, Oliver (Raff Law), finds himself on the run from a traffic officer after he helps a young mother in a sticky situation. Helped by a band of ruffians who immediately see his potential, Oliver is presented to master thief, Fagin (Michael Caine), who has created a makeshift ‘family’ of orphans who rob from the rich (and from criminals) in order to survive. When Oliver is recruited to help with a daring art heist, retrieving a priceless painting stolen from Fagin years before, he begins to realise that all is not as it may seem. His newfound family, including Red, aka Nancy (Sophie Simnett), Dodge (Rita Ora) and Batesy (Franz Dramen), is in danger of not only being caught by the police but also of being killed by the psychotic and menacing Sikes (Lena Headey), an old associate of Fagin’s who has her own agenda.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Loss of parents; Loss of family; The fight to simply survive on the streets; Child and youth exploitation; Revenge.
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie, including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged five to eight, including the following:
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged eight to thirteen, including the following:
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing further of concern.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some coarse language in this movie, including:
Twist is a modern-day retelling of the timeless classic, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens. The plot is fast paced and the characters are well cast, however, the content is primarily geared to older children and adults and parental guidance is recommended for children aged 13–15 due to violence, language, themes and sexual references.
The main messages from this movie are that everyone needs family and a sense of belonging and that sometimes your morals and integrity are the most valuable things you can ever possess.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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