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  • R
  • 1h 38m
  • 2014
Certified Fresh84%
Common Sense Media Iconage 16+
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Based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein, Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh84%
Critics Consensus: Fun genre fare with uncommon intelligence, Predestination serves as a better-than-average sci-fi adventure -- and offers a starmaking turn from Sarah Snook.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Twisty, thoughtful time-travel tale ponders identity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Predestination is a mind-bending time-travel movie that's more about ideas than action. There are a few somewhat intense, violent moments, including an explosion, a burned face, shootings, a killing, fighting, and some blood. A sex scene includes thrusting and a naked female breast; there are fairly mature sexual themes throughout the movie. Language includes more than one use of "f--k," "s--t," "son of a bitch," and "goddamn," with other words scattered throughout. Characters are seen rolling cigarettes and smoking, but only in a background way. A large part of the story takes place in a bar, and characters are shown drinking (whisky), but not to excess. Hardcore sci-fi fans will be excited to see it, though it's probably not for all tastes; casual viewers may find it confusing.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Thriller, Drama
  • Release Date:August 28, 2014
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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