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SALTBURN Parents Guide Movie Review

Saltburn is a dark and twisted tale that explores the ugly side of human nature. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

Saltburn Parents Guide

Saltburn has a limited release in theaters across the United States on Friday, November 17, 2023. The film stars Barry Keoghan (Oliver Quick), Rosamund Pike (Elsbeth Catton), Alison Oliver (Felix’s sister Venetia Catton), Richard E. Grant (Sir James Catton), Jacob Elordi (aristocrat Felix Catton), Archie Madekwe (Farleigh Start), Ewan Mitchell (Michael Gavey), Paul Rhys (Duncan), and Carey Mulligan (as poor dear Pamela). The film was written and directed by Emerald Fennell and produced by Margot Robbie. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.

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Saltburn Parents Guide

In Saltburn: Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

Saltburn Parents Guide

Saltburn Age Rating Parents Guide

Let’s take a look at what concerned parents need to know about the age ratings of the movie before letting their younger children watch Saltburn.

LanguageThe Holdovers the movie contains strong language, with snippets of language used throughout. Lookout words include f*ck, c*nt, d*mn, and more.

Mature Content: The biggest lookout in the film, other than the stronger words and language throughout, is the strong sexual content, graphic nudity, disturbing violent content, aberrational behavior, and drug abuse. Characters are shown in extended, brief sequences of strong sexual activity, including a man who attempts sequences of necrophilia, and graphic attempts of necrophilia are shown at a grave site. There is a bloody scene of oral sex and another scene that includes a character drinking semen-filled water out of a bathtub that was just used for masterbation. Other sex scenes include a character giving a handjob to another character and spitting on his palm for lubricant. The film contains brief nudity throughout, revealing nude buttocks and genitals with a prolonged full frontal male nudity scene at the end.

More adult material includes violent scenes, an implied suicide scene that includes a bloody bathtub scene, a dead man’s body being shown, apparent death by poisoning, and more. Characters are shown consuming alcohol, and some of the drug use content includes sniffing cocaine.

Age Rating of the Movie Saltburn: MGM and Amazon Prime Studios Saltburn movie rating has an R rating by the Motion Picture Association of America – MPAA ratings – for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, some disturbing violent content and drug use and the parental guidelines advisory recommends it for a mature audiences, an older audience, an adult audience, young people, young adults, older children, and teens aged 17 years and older. The suggestion of parental guidance or a legal guardian (adult guardian) for this restricted R category is highly suggested for young children, young kids, and younger viewers under 17 years of age in this R-rated motion pictures for adult material. The minimum age recommendation is 17 years old.

Overall Thoughts

Emerald Fennell’s sophomore directorial effort, Saltburn, is a stylish and subversive psychological thriller that explores themes of class, privilege, and desire. The film stars Barry Keoghan as Oliver Quick, a working-class student who is invited to spend the summer at the lavish estate of Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), a wealthy and charismatic aristocrat. Oliver soon finds himself drawn into the Catton family’s world of wealth, excess, and secrets.

Barry Keoghan is particularly impressive as Oliver Quick, a working-class student who is invited to spend the summer at the lavish estate of a wealthy aristocrat. Keoghan captures Oliver’s ambition, insecurity, and vulnerability with great nuance. Jacob Elordi is also excellent as Felix Catton, the wealthy and charismatic aristocrat who befriends Oliver. Elordi brings a dark edge to the role, and he is particularly effective in conveying Felix’s sense of entitlement and privilege.

Fennell’s film is a visually stunning affair, with lush cinematography and opulent production design. Her use of cinematography, lighting, and editing is particularly impressive. She creates a sense of foreboding and suspense throughout the film, and she skillfully builds up to the film’s explosive climax. Fennell’s script is sharp and witty, and she skillfully navigates the film’s complex themes of class and privilege. Saltburn is also very well-paced, and Fennell does a great job of balancing the film’s different tones. Saltburn is a film that is both stylish and subversive, and Fennell’s script perfectly captures both of these tones.

Saltburn is a film that is not afraid to challenge audiences. It is a dark and twisted tale that explores the ugly side of human nature. However, it is also a film that is beautifully made and thought-provoking. Fennell has crafted a film that is sure to stay with viewers long after the credits have rolled.

Saltburn Parents Guide