A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Terrible messages here: The answer to all problems is killing and revenge, and the supposed "heroes" get away with it. The takeaway is "this world is a cruel and unforgiving place," and if anyone harms your loved ones, "make sure they get what they deserve."
Positive Role Models
Terrible role models: The "hero," whose cold-blooded crimes are arguably more blatant and brutal than the supposed villains', gets away with everything, no consequences. None of the other characters ever seem to know what's going on.
One of the only vaguely positive characters is a female sheriff, Kim (played by Asian American actor Mary Christina Brown), who's demonstrated to be a "clean" (as in "not crooked") cop, even if her logic and actions are wildly inconsistent. All other characters are White. The movie's other two women are Maggie, who creepily treats her brother like a husband and seems power-hungry and mad, and main character's daughter, Melissa, who misuses drugs and pays the ultimate price.
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Violence & Scariness
Tons of violence, including frequent guns and shooting. Characters are shot, with blood sprays. Many characters die. Stabbing in throat. Many bloody wounds. Blood gurgling from mouths. A teen girl is raped (not depicted graphically). Grenades explode. Man breaks woman's fingers. Man drowns woman in lake. Fighting, punching, slamming heads, kicking, shoving, throwing. Smashing bottle over head. Someone is knocked out with a gun butt. Broken nose. Plastic bag over head. Father smacks child hard on face. Cauterizing wound with hot knife.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Scene set in a strip bar includes a topless woman shown at length, plus other women wearing skimpy thongs and/or low-cut tops. They flirt with male customers and sit on laps; men slip money into their thongs. Passionate kissing.
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Constant extreme language, with countless uses of "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," "a--hole," "p---y," "bitch," "bastard," "ass," "hell," "ballsy," "broads," "Jesus Christ," and "oh God" and "swear to God."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Teens smoke pot, snort cocaine, and shoot heroin; one overdoses, foaming at the mouth and twitching. Characters discuss trying to "get clean." Cigarette smoking by teens and adults. Teen drinking at party. Social drinking in bar.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Every Last One of Them is an action movie about a man who's searching for his daughter, who struggles with addiction. Along the way, he kills many people, Rambo-style. The movie's messages are extremely iffy: The "hero" (Paul Sloan) kills for revenge and sometimes without reason, and he gets away with it. Violence includes guns and shooting, gurgling blood and blood sprays, dead bodies, fighting, kicking, bashing heads, knives, cauterizing a wound, a man drowning a woman, a man snapping a woman's fingers, and a teen girl being raped (it takes place mostly off camera). Teens snort cocaine and shoot heroin, and one overdoses, foaming at the mouth. Teens also smoke pot and drink, and both adults and teens smoke cigarettes. Language is extreme and constant, with multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," "motherf----r," and more. A scene set in a strip bar includes a topless woman and other scantily clad women, as well as passionate kissing. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
It apparently took four writers to create this awful Rambo knockoff, wherein almost nothing makes any sense, from the larger plot arc all the way down to the weirdly mismatched dialogue exchanges. Every Last One of Them doesn't even bother to let viewers know who the main character is or what he's looking for in the first reel; we're just supposed to like Jake because he looks like a movie tough guy. He's not very smart, either. He shoots and kills the only person who could have known anything about Melissa without getting any information first. (He never seems to be able to decide whether he believes she's alive or dead.) Then, despite this act of cold-blooded killing, we're still supposed to root for him and consider him the hero as he runs off into the farmlands.
Dreyfuss (whose role is the equivalent of Richard Crenna's character from the Rambo story) shows up having been "called in" by somebody, but ... who? How would he know anything about this, and how would any of the characters know how to call him? So much else is wrong with Every Last One of Them, too, from the awkward flashbacks to the supposed "water deal" that's part of the plot but is eventually forgotten, to the creepy marriage-like relationship between Nichols and his sister (Taryn Manning). But the worst thing about this movie is that (spoiler alert?), despite being a flat-out murderer, Jake walks away in the end, with a police officer saying "you're not the bad guy." Some dialogue at the coda reminds us that "this world is a cruel and unforgiving place." It sure is, when movies like this are being made.
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