A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Good defeats evil.
Positive Role Models
Flawed, mysterious characters are courageous, determined, resourceful, loyal, and don't hesitate to use violence to defend themselves or to achieve their goals. Female characters are as powerful (and violent) as their male counterparts. Ethnic diversity.
Violence & Scariness
Relentless, extended action sequences. Bloody deaths from all manner of weaponry. Innocents are killed as well as combatants. Explosions, gunfire (machine guns, pistols, etc.), devastating vehicle crashes, fire, falls from buildings and structures, hand-to-hand fighting, wartime violence. Intense sequences with bloody wounds (including a dripping eyeball), point-blank shooting.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual activity: passionate kissing, undressing, thong, foreplay. Brief scenes of emotionless sexual intercourse. Reference to masturbation.
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Frequent profanity, including "s--t," "p---y," "pr--k," and multiple forms of "f--k."
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Products & Purchases
References to or images of: Vespa, Red Bull, Captain Morgan, Heineken, Nikon.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that 6 Underground is an adventure film that introduces six characters who've gone off the grid (presumed dead) as they unite and take on an evil dictator from a Middle Eastern country. That's the story, but that's not what the movie is about. It's about action, a "stunt reel" from start to finish, including one very long car chase that almost destroys a city's downtown hub, including its pedestrians, buildings, and its entire infrastructure. And that's before we know who anyone is. Viewers can expect countless deaths of participants and innocent bystanders. Characters are shot (by machine guns and conventional weapons), run over, plummet to the ground, killed in vehicle accidents. Blood is everywhere -- it spurts, it pours, it emerges from heads, mouths, and wounds; a dripping eyeball takes center stage for a lengthy sequence. Language is coarse, with "f--k," "s--t," "p---y," "pr--k," and a reference to masturbation. Sexual activity occurs in several scenes (one sequence between caring strangers, others are fast and crude). There's some social drinking (wine, beer, rum); no drunkenness. Not for kids or the squeamish. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Michael Bay creates a new brand with rhythm to it: crash, boom, bullet through head, followed by a one-liner, a profundity, then walks off into the sunset ready for Sequels 1-5. Action fans will love it. There's plenty of "how did they do that?" and it's deserved, though sometimes hard to follow because the human editing hasn't quite caught up with the tech. All the performances are fine; the actors have very little to play and there's no need for subtlety. As the leader, Ryan Reynolds may be this generation's Bruce Willis, only nicer, without the snark, and with deep thoughts about how freeing death can be. But if viewers are looking for a story with any nuance at all, or inventive characters and relationships, leave 6 Underground to those who are happy to watch buildings shatter and "skywalkers" who defy man's limitations.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.