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action & adventure, drama, horror, thrillers

Based on the ground-breaking DC/Vertigo comic book "Hellblazer," John Constantine, a modern-day mystic on a personal quest to send demons hiding on Earth back to Hell.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

Visuals and attitude -- not for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has extensive, intense, and graphic peril and violence, disturbing images, and suicides. Characters are injured and killed. There is some strong language, though less than in many R-rated movies. Characters drink, and a character is a chain smoker and is dying of lung cancer. Some viewers may be concerned about the portrayal of theological concepts, clergy members, angels, and demons.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about their own notions of heaven and hell and free will. What matters most to John? To Angela? To Midnite?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 9
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The prime conceit of the movie is its gallows humor that seeps out like clotting blood from a decomposing corpse.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: It's just sad that a movie ostensibly based on a frequently intelligent comic book should end up a no-brainer.

- Daniel Etherington, Film4, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Borderline incoherent, theologically unsatisfying, and short to the point of dwarfism on suspense.

- David Edelstein, Slate, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I loved this movie. A-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, June 24, 2010

2 stars

When a friend once recommended it to me, I read the plot and even the trailer seemed promising, but when I finally watched the Movie I just to myself never again.

- ScoopOnline, Tuesday, December 8, 2009

1 star

inaccurate spiritual concepts all the way through, kind of silly and poorly concieved with lackluster performances.

- sanjurosamurai, Tuesday, December 1, 2009