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By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Extremely violent action movie has language, drugs.

Movie R 2018 94 minutes
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This is pure action movie entertainment, the kind where it's best to just shut off the brain and enjoy the ride. Braven is a ride with enough testosterone to fuel the next seven million Wrestlemanias. There's something about Jason Momoa hanging off the edge of a snow-covered cliff with only a bear trap clamped deep into his leg preventing him from falling that answers the never-asked question "What if Jack London and Jackie Chan made a movie together?" It's beyond absurd, but it's also an undeniably awesome moment, the kind of moment that reminds us why people gravitate to action movies in the first place.

It has everything an audience would want out of a survival-of-the-fittest action movie. The good guys and women are strong, resourceful, and stoic in the face of pain. The bad guys are too psychotic to be concerned about the ramifications of slaughtering an entire family who seem to be beloved in their community. Game on. For older teens and adults who gravitate to this type of survival violence as entertainment, Braven delivers.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: February 2, 2018
  • Cast: Jason Momoa , Garrett Dillahunt , Jill Wagner
  • Director: Lin Oeding
  • Inclusion Information: Indigenous actors, Polynesian/Pacific Islander actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Ingenious Media
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: Violence and for language throughout including some sexual references.
  • Last updated: June 1, 2023

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