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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Thieves and murderers seek notoriety for their crimes.
Violence & Scariness
Very graphic violence, including nude murder victim and torture.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references and situations, including prostitution.
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Very strong language throughout.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking and smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie is exceptionally violent, with graphic murders, including the death of a character we care about. Interestingly, the most upsetting crime is broadcast to a television audience but not shown on-screen. The movie has strong language and sexual references, including prostitution. Characters drink, smoke, and steal. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Top-notch performances from all -- especially Roden and Takarov in their first American roles -- as well as some powerful cinematography and editing, give this film a lot of energy. And it does make some clever points about the way we see fame and responsibility.
There's an inherent hypocrisy in any satire about our fascination with violence. Invariably, it tries for the best of both worlds, giving us a lot of violence and allowing us to assume moral superiority through ironic distance. Like the tabloid TV show it features, 15 Minutes gets to decry the depiction of violence by showing us examples of what it decries.
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