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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent urban crime flick is too intense for tweens.

Movie PG-13 2009 88 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+
armored is a good action movie but parents this movie does have a lot of intense violence that's goes way off the charts characters used a lot of strong language there's also some drinking, smoking, and drugs in the movie.

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Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Only for Adult audience

Acting is superb!!! for an action film, againg, all actors are good, and Matt Dillon delivers - once again! too bad, Hollywood under-utilizes this super-talented actor. He can really play ANYTHING, not just a tough/rough/macho whatever...

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Directed by Nimrod Antal, ARMORED has a pleasingly gritty feel thanks to its use of chilly, metallic urban locations. And at only 88 minutes, it's a very streamlined, no-nonsense genre film; it could almost be called a low-tech "B" movie. It has an economic way of developing its characters so that the situations come about as a result of the characters, rather than the reverse.

As things get going, certain small logic loopholes tend to crop up, and intelligent audience members will find themselves asking questions about some silly occurrences and images. ("Why didn't they just...?") But those who can sit back and roll with the movie's dynamic energy, atmosphere, and pacing may enjoy themselves in spite of these drawbacks.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: December 4, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: March 16, 2010
  • Cast: Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon
  • Director: Nimrod Antal
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Screen Gems
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run time: 88 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: sequences of intense violence, some disturbing images and brief strong language
  • Last updated: February 22, 2023

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