The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower
  • PG-13
  • 1h 35m
  • 2017
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Based on the best-selling book series by highly-acclaimed author Stephen King. The last Gunslinger, Roland (Idris Elba), has been locked in an eternal battle with the Man in Black (Matthew McConaughey), determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the epic battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

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Awful, violent, revenge-filled Stephen King adaptation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Dark Tower is a sci-fi/fantasy adventure based on a series of epic novels by Stephen King. The main issue is the movie's strong, frequent violence. Expect to see guns and shooting, killing, knives and stabbing, some blood/bloody wounds (including glass going through someone's hand), explosions, and scary images. Boys fight at school, a boy learns to shoot a gun, and there are children in peril/pain. Language is sparse but includes uses of "s--t" and "hell." An adult takes a fistful of pain pills, and a boy comments that they're "the good stuff." While the content isn't inappropriate for younger teens, for teens and up, it's a big disappointment creatively. Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey co-star.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Action
  • Release Date:February 16, 2017
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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