Sick movie age rating: Why is the movie rated R?

Sick on Peacock, image courtesy Peacock
Sick on Peacock, image courtesy Peacock /
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Sick is now streaming on Peacock, and it packs quite the slash! What is Sick‘s age rating? Is it a PG-13 feature with only a few jump scares sprinkled throughout? Or is this a movie to watch after hours without the teens?

There are all kinds of horror movies, for all ages. There’s Coraline, The Addams Family (2019), and the Hotel Transylvania, among others. But then we have horror-slashers such as Scream and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In other words, movies that you watch after hours. If you want to learn more about the movie to see if it’s the perfect one to watch this weekend, you’ve come to the right place! We have all the details for you, below.

Sick is set in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and sees best friends Parker and Miri go to Parker’s lake house to quarantine. It’s only them two, or so they think. Have they been followed? Or does the intruder have reason to be there? There’s only one way to find out! And that’s to watch the movie, of course.

Why is Sick rated R?

The movie is rated-R for terror, language throughout, strong violence, and some drug use. If you have an older teen who isn’t easily frightened, this could be a movie to watch with them. A parent knows their kid best! In my opinion, Sick does feature strong violence and gore, but it’s not the worst I’ve seen. I’d say teens 16-years and older can enjoy the movie. But, again, it’s all up to you!

At the time of this writing, Sick has a 96% Fresh Score at Rotten Tomatoes, which is a fantastic score for a horror-slasher. And as much as I love watching movies on the big screen, one thing to love about this movie, is that you can stream it from the comfort of your own home. Will you be streaming the movie this weekend?

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