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Parents Guide to Barbarian (2022) – Is it Kid Friendly?

Wondering if Barbarian (2022) is ok for kids? Just so you know, Barbarian is NOT ok for kids or tweens, and frankly I wouldn’t even recommend it for teens. This rated R horror flick is intense. Here’s what parents need to know in this Barbarian Parents Guide.

Barbarian Parents Guide

Barbarian (2022) Parents Guide

Traveling to Detroit for a job interview, a young woman, Tess, (Georgina Campbell) books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgement, she decides to spend the evening, but soon discovers that there’s a lot more to fear than just an unexpected house guest.

Barbarian Age Rating

Barbarian (2022) is Rated R for disturbing material, partial nudity, language, strong violence and gore which means some content is not suitable for kids under 17.

Is Barbarian Kid Friendly? 

You can expect partial nudity, conversations about rape, kidnapping, blood and gore, intense violent scenes, alcohol use, and profanity used by some of the characters. To sum it up, Barbarian is not kid friendly at all. 


There is a lot of profanity in Barbarian including sh*t, bi*ch, fu*k, motherfu*ker, fa**ot, hell, a**, and uses of Deity like g-ddamn and Jesus Christ.

Mature Content

Barbarian is full of disturbing images, violence, and gore. Characters are attacked and body parts are ripped off. Tons of blood and bloody bodies. There are videotapes of women being tortured and you can hear screams from a tape. A grotesque monster rips heads apart. There is violence with guns including a character shooting himself in the head. A character’s head is bashed against a wall repeatedly. There are lots of jump scares.

Characters go to a bar and drink alcohol. There is non-sexual nudity with naked breasts shown. There are conversations about rape. 

Age Rating for Barbarian 2022

Is Barbarian Appropriate for Kids Under 17? 

Barbarian is a twisted and disturbing horror film, a delight for adult horror fans. Parents, please do not let your tweens watch this one. I would not recommend it for kids under 17. However, if your teens love the horror genre, then I recommend screening it first to see if it’s appropriate for your children. 

Barbarian is also full of political commentary and some generic horror tropes. However, if you’re looking for a wild ride, buckle up, because Barbarian will take you on one. This one’s intense. 

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