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At Theaters: 9/8/2017 On Video: 1/9/2018
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 15 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601040
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
In the Town of Derry, the local kids are disappearing one by one, leaving behind bloody remains. In a place known as 'The Barrens', a group of seven kids are united by their horrifying and strange encounters with an evil clown and their determination to kill It.
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Drama Horror - This is an adaptation of the popular Stephen King horror novel, but unlike the popular 1990 television miniseries version, this only focuses on the cast of characters as young pre-to-early-teens, not as adults. While the main characters are kids, this film is definitely not for them, not only due to the scary moments and brutal violence, but also due to language and very frank raunchy pubescent talk among them, so parents should also take note on that front; there is also some child molestation themes. The cast being mostly young people, there are no huge stars here.
Cast and Crew Heading
Bill Skarsgard ATOMIC BLONDE
Finn Wolfhard SONORA
Sophia Lillis 37
Director: Andy Muschietti MAMA
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Not provided by studio.
Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 24 S-words; a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Raunchy comic sex talk by teens.
VIOLENCE: Fights and brutal bloody killings, often involving kids and teens.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Cigarette smoking by teens.
ACTION: Chases and fights.
COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, often raunchy and sometimes dark; sight gags.

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good ...horror, like a road movie, is more about the journey than the destination, and It offers a strong and creepy ride. Stephen King fans can rejoice that Hollywood has done justice to one of the author's scary books.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good "It” could have used a bit of tightening as it builds toward its climax... While the imagery is undeniably harrowing and even poignant in the action-packed third act, some of it feels dragged out and redundant.

USA Today Full Review
Good The infamous clown is plenty freaky, though it's the youngsters, bursting with hormones and one-liners, who make It one of the better Stephen King adaptations. Though it's a little long and doesn't perfectly execute its grand ambitions, the movie emphasizes the story's nuanced coming-of-age sentiment rather than being all horror, all the time, capturing the low-key brilliance of King's writing.

NY Post Full Review
Good Even a kid's tremulous descent into a basement — one that's devoid of clowns — will give you the shivers, largely thanks to King, who's made a career of imbuing the darkness with all of our most personalized fears.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.


Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 65 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
Very High
13-19Teens (F)
Very High
20-29Yg Adults (M)
Very High
20-29Yg Adults (F)
30+Adults (M)
30+Adults (F)
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 65 moviegoers:
TEENS: Great Reviews from both the males and females!Everyone either loved it or enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: Over 80% of the males and females either loved it or enjoyed it very much. Only a relatively small percentage rated it as low as "average" (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: Half the males and females loved "IT." About 20% of the males rated it "above average," which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. Only about 5% of the ladies gave it an "above average" rating. Nearly 30% of the males and 40% of the ladies felt it was just an "average" movie. About 8% of the ladies were disappointed, which is extremely low for this type of movie. Usually, horror movies have much wider ranging reviews (many love it and many hate it).

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