Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Terrible, violent revenge thriller; substance use, language.

R 2021 95 minutes

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age 17+

Rated "R" but worth the watch if you are old enough

This is a Rated "R" film and I recommend that you follow the MPAA guidelines for the age on this one and not let anyone under 17 see this film. Lot's of drug use and violence and a moment of nudity. The f word is used almost as much as Clint Eastwood's western Unforgiven. But just like an Eastwood film, it's a mature well done film with superb acting. In fact that's why I'm here cause I don't even know why this film and other rated "R" movies are even being rated here. I thought this was a site to see what parents should or shouldn't show their kids, if it's rated R - I know not to show my kids... But since someone has decided to lambaste a movie I think it good. Here I go. You may know the main actor Thomas Nicholas but you can barely recognize him in this role as the troubled character who would do anything to protect his sister. He really goes all in on this one and holds his own up against the veteran Mickey Rourke, the crime lord that is suffering from cancer while he makes others suffer, especially if they owe him money. All is centered around the main character with some heavy hitters such as: Lou Diamond Phillips as the parole officer, Sean Astin as the rider share boss and Penelope Ann Miller as the mom in some flashbacks. While it seems like it's going to be a typical revenge film and it does have some moments, It really centers around the relationship of the main character and his sister. He has a troubled past and is trying to do his best but bad things just keeps happening to the ones he loves. Something tells me his next expenditure after the end of the film is going to be in a getting a good therapist to really figure out his metal illness due to all his experiences. The cinematography is very versatile. From Dolley shots, drone shots, car mount, static handheld and steady cam. The film has it all. And from my film school friends they would notate that each style of shooting was used to convey the emotion of the characters. Including one super cool one steady cam sequence with a tire iron that is reminiscent of the movie "Oldboy" and the sequence is very motivated by the story and journey of the character. Anyway, This film is great. My only gripe is that it's got a slow pace for a while but once you start investing in the characters it really starts pick up the story telling momentum.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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