Twister Cover Art

1996 Drama

Rated PG-13

1 hour 53 minutes

This movie is somewhat tiring to watch.

Excitement Rating - excitement pointexcitement pointexcitement pointexcitement pointexcitement pointexcitement point

Notes About the Violence

While the characters are often in peril, and there is a lot of exciting scenes with things being flung around by a tornado, there is surprisingly few disturbing scenes. The big final scene has nothing disturbing, which is rare.

Not Included in Scenes

Superficial wounds.


4 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

Family goes into the shelter as a very strong tornado goes overhead

Dad holds the door and is sucked out

Quiet with some electronic sounds

42 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

Jo, Bill and his girlfriend are in the truck chasing a storm
"We can't attack this thing from the south, we are gonna get rolled" - Jo
"Watch me" - Bill

A CGI cow flies by

We've got drunkards here, we've got no path".
At this point the truck is overcome by a smaller tornado, but nothing happens, it might be worse to just listen after this point. But if you wish, you can wait until it grows quiet.

1 hour 5 minutes
Intense - Disturbing Violenceintense

Meteorologists in storm center
"Velocities are maxed out, those two cells can merge"

Horror movie is shown on the screen.

You hear a radio

1 hour 10 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"Jo come on!" - Bill
Jo yells at the girls in the diner

More Horror movie

"Everybody down in the pit!" - Bill

1 hour 12 minutes
Violent - Realistic Violenceviolent

Everyone runs for cover in a automobile repair pit.
While they are huddled together, a hose gets loose and someone grabs it

He gets hit in the head by a hubcap

It gets very quiet and you hear a Judy garland movie

1 hour 19 minutes
Distressing - Play Actingdistressing

The arrive in the destroyed Wakita. Bill and Jo climb into the Meg's damaged house and they see the dog below.
"Meg! We're here! We're coming down!" Jo

Meg is injured but they rescue her and the dog. Both are OK, Meg is able to walk herself out.

"The F4 that hit Wakita" - TV report

1 hour 25 minutes
Mild - No Act of Violencemild

"The F4 that hit Wakita" -TV report
After the report on the TV, Jo walks up to the ambulance.

Meg is bandaged up but still bloody. Nothing medical is done to her.

"It's what you do , go, do it." Meg to Jo

1 hour 33 minutes
Intense - Disturbing Violenceintense

SOV - Both teams are chasing a very big tornado. Bill is trying to tell Jonas and Eddie to change their path.
"Jonas I'm telling you, Eddie, I know you can hear me, turn around now!"

Jonas and Eddie are killed.

"Stupid!" Billy
"We tried" -Jo

1 hour 40 minutes
OK - Nothing to Worry AboutOK

Jo and Bill are chased by a tornado and they run to a farm
"A barn!" -Jo

Lots of knives and farming implements are shown.

"Oh my god!...C'mon!" -Billy