Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Powerful but violent thriller -- not for kids.

R 2004 100 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 14+


I have read many of the other reviews of parents which you will have also read... In short they completely misunderstood the whole movie. This is not an attempt to glamourise crime nor is it a film dedicated to mindless killing. This film explores deep philosophy such as the insignificance of humanity. Tom Cruise's character who is a hitman is not a hitman to glamourise crime he is a hitman so he juxtaposes with Jaime Foxxs stuck in the rat race taxi driver. This film explores the cosmos philosophy the idea of human insignificance and how this philosophy can free us as we put a new perspective on our lives. I won't spoil anything else but cinematography, music and tone is all excellent!! This film promotes a new outlook on life in the same way fight club does it attempts to use the story pleases the average viewer and the deeper themes cinematography ect for film addicts.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 12+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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