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The Intruder | 2019 | PG-13 | – 5.6.5

content-ratingsWhy is “The Intruder” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “for violence, terror, some sexuality, language and thematic elements.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a few implied sex scenes and kissing, references to infidelity and cleavage revealing outfits; many scenes of psychological terror and manipulation, several violent altercations with a couple ending in death and a few with bloody wounds evident; and 1 F-word and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


A successful couple from San Francisco (Meagan Good and Michael Ealy) decides to relocate to a Napa Valley house in order to start a family in a congenial place. When they find what they think is the perfect spot, they don’t realize it comes with some very unsavory strings attached: the previous owner (Dennis Quaid) just can’t let go of the property. Also with Joseph Sikora, Alvina August, Debs Howard and Lili Sepe. Directed by Deon Taylor. [Running Time: 1:42]

The Intruder SEX/NUDITY 5

 – A wife sits on a kitchen counter where her husband finds her and she unfastens the top of her overalls revealing her bare shoulder, bra and side; they kiss, she removes her overalls and we see her bare thigh, underwear, bare side, bra, cleavage and shoulders along with his bare chest and abdomen as they kiss passionately. A husband and his wife kiss, he is shown shirtless and we see his bare chest and side and she is wearing a sheer bodysuit that reveals cleavage and her bare leg to the hip as she straddles him and they continue to kiss (sex is implied; please see the Violence/Gore category for more details).
 A man carries an unconscious married woman up a flight of stairs, lays her on a bed and licks her clothed abdomen and bare cleavage and moves to kiss her as she awakens and struggles against him (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A woman kisses a married man and he tells her he cannot “do this” and leaves. A man and a woman kiss against a wall outside a bar. A husband and his wife kiss a few times in a party scene. A husband hugs his wife from behind and kisses her on the cheek. A husband and his wife snuggle on a chair and kiss outside a party and the woman’s dress opens at the side to reveal her bare leg to mid-thigh.
 A husband and his wife lie in bed together; she is sleeping. A husband and his wife snuggle in a hospital bed together. A husband carries his wife over the threshold of their new home. A man sits close to a woman and breathes in as if he is smelling her.
 A woman showers and we see her flesh through the glass with bare back and buttocks visible and her arm covers her breasts as a man stands in the hall watching and removes his shirt (we see his bare chest and shoulders). A man admires a married woman’s clothed buttocks. Women wear low-cut dresses and tops in many scenes throughout the movie that reveal deep cleavage, bare abdomens and backs. A woman lies in a tub of water and we see her bare shoulders, legs and cleavage. A woman wears a low-cut pair of overalls that reveal cleavage and part of her bare side. A woman wears a cropped sweater that reveals her bare abdomen and back. A woman wears a tight-fitting blouse that reveals cleavage. A woman wears a short robe that reveals her bare legs to the thighs. A man is shown shirtless and we see his bare shoulders, chest, abdomen and back.
 A married man makes a suggestive remark to a woman who is not his wife. A wife becomes upset with her husband for flirting with a server in a restaurant. A wife becomes upset with her husband after he texts her that he will be late and when she calls him she hears that he is at a bar (we understand that they have had issues with infidelity before). A woman describes an older man as “kinda hot.”


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The Intruder VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 - A man grabs another man holding a knife from behind and they fight with a few punches to the face, one man is thrown over a railing and he crashes into a chandelier and lands hard on the floor where he moans and seems unconscious (we see blood on his head and face). A man chases a woman through a house, he holds her by the throat and tries to choke her, she slashes at him with a knife, he tries to kiss her and she punches him in the face and he throws her against a refrigerator and is knocked unconscious. A man holds a shotgun over another man and we hear a blast as the screen goes dark. A man stabs a knife through a locked door and breaks it open, a woman hits him over the head with a glass vase, he throws her on a bed and holds her around the throat, another man enters the room and the two men fight until one is stabbed in the back and crawls out of the room. A man is hit in the head with a baseball bat and we see a lot of blood spray out of his mouth and later we see him drooling blood and with blood on his face and in his mouth. A woman struggles to get a man away from her as he tries to kiss her, and he stuffs a cloth in her mouth and ties her hands and feet. A man slams an ax into another man's chest, and he gasps and falls to his knees (no blood is shown).
 A man jogs on a dark road and a pickup truck slams into him: he is knocked off the road and we see him in the hospital later (we understand that he has a concussion). A man imagines hitting another man over the head with a wine bottle and we see the victim with a bloody head. A man and a woman walk through a property while they consider buying it and they hear a gunshot; a man with a shotgun has shot a deer and takes a second point-blank shot at its head (we see blood on its head and nose and mouth); the man and woman back away in fear but stay. We see a woman holding a shotgun and hear a gun blast off-screen; we see her hand falling limp and splattered with blood.
  A man with a gun searches a house for two people hiding and shoots through each door as he goes. A man with an ax chases another man through dark woods and confronts him when he catches up to him. A man hears noises in his house at night and when security lights go on outside he carries a baseball bat outside; he hears the sound of teenagers in the woods as we see another man standing in the shadows and the first man goes back inside. A man hears creaking noises in a house and when he goes to investigate we see a glimpse of another man moving in the dark. A husband and his wife kiss and she straddles him on the floor (sex is implied) and we see a man standing in a dark hallway watching them.
 Two men with flashlights walk through dark woods, they find a car on a dark road and as they approach, and it speeds away. A sports car speeds along city streets and the passenger seems nervous when they arrive at their destination. A woman is startled when a man knocks on the door and rings the bell at night. A woman is startled when a man touches her on the shoulder in her home (she did not know he was there). A woman opens a closet door and falls through the opening to a lower floor (she holds her arm but seems uninjured).
 A dead man is shown in a freezer with blood on his chest and frost on his face. A man carries a dead deer of his shoulders (we see its bloody mouth), he hangs it up in a barn and uses a large knife to cut it open (we see him sawing with the knife, without blood or flesh visible).
 A man tells another man to get off his property. A man yells at another man for having a gun on his property. A man yells at another man about installing security lights on a house. A man says that he lost his wife to cancer. We hear that a woman committed suicide by putting a gun in her mouth (we see blood on wallpaper in the room where it supposedly happened). A man (he seems inebriated) confronts another man about the attention he is paying to his wife. We hear that a woman shot herself with a shotgun. A man talks about Foxglove and we are told that it is very poisonous. A man talks about hunting in the woods surrounding his house. We hear that a man's brother was shot and killed.
 A man urinates in the bushes outside a house (we hear the trickle). We see what looks like blood splatter stains on the wall of a room where we hear that a woman killed herself. A man finds a cigarette burn on the seat of his expensive car and becomes upset; he then speeds away. A man flicks a still lit cigarette into the woods outside a house. A man puts a cigarette out on a statue.


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The Intruder LANGUAGE 5

 - About 1 F-word, 9 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot, old [scatological term deleted], Bambi killer, crazy, liars, pathological liar, monster, Scooby-Doo [scatological term deleted], fool), exclamations (shut your magic lips), 2 religious profanities (GD), 5 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh God, Oh My God). | profanity glossary |


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The Intruder SUBSTANCE USE

 - People drink champagne at a party, two men drink from glasses of whisky, people drink wine with a meal, a man and a woman drink wine together in several scenes, and two men drink Tequila shots in a bar. A man smokes a cigarette outside a house while urinating in the bushes, a man convinces another man to have a cigarette and he smokes, and a man smokes a cigarette outside a house.


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The Intruder DISCUSSION TOPICS

 - Goals, infidelity, trust, jealousy, obsession, murder, suicide, stalkers.

The Intruder MESSAGE

 - A dream life is sometimes hard to let go.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.



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