What are Movie Review Sites?
With hundreds of new movies being released every year it can make it difficult for parents to keep track of which shows are good for their children to watch and which are not. There are many movie review sites on the Internet but there is a difference in what they offer in the way of information. Some sites simply report on what the critics and website’s visitors have said and give you the movie’s official rating. Some go into more detail, breaking the movie down into separate parts of language, sexuality, violence, and nudity and give you a rating for each category. Some popular sites include Common Sense Media, RottenTomatoes.com and ScreenIt.
Concerns for Parents
While many websites such as Movie Guide or Movie Fone, share some things in common, they don't give very detailed reviews about movies with a family orientation in mind. They may list why a movie was rated what it was with the categories such as violence or strong language, but they won’t go into much more detail than that. If you desire a more detailed report, there are several family oriented review sites that would be more beneficial.
How Can I Keep My Child Safe?
Choose a movie review site based on your family's needs. Some questions you might want to ask yourself are: Do you want a review from a critic's perspective or a family perspective? Do you want to know possible inappropriate content? Do you want a review site that lists viewer ratings so that you can see what other users think? When in doubt, use a site like ScreenIt to see all of the possibly inappropriate content in a movie and make a fully informed decision.