A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Characters literally get away with murder. The central premise is that death is the appropriate punishment for crimes against women, including sexual harassment, adultery, domestic abuse, stalking, and more. Paid female avengers reap rewards for their activities and are never punished.
Positive Role Models
With one exception (a sympathetic police detective), every male character is seen as either a drunk, an adulterer, a spousal abuser, a leering voyeur, or a stalker. The women range from clueless to aggressive to amoral. Their only means of vindication for crimes against them, large or small, is murder.
Violence & Scariness
A car chase results in a car going over a steep cliff and blowing up with the driver still inside. In a fantasy scene, a dental assistant imagines herself stabbing her employer with a sharp instrument. A drunken man slugs his wife. An irate shopper punches a man.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Assorted men leer, grope, harass, and stalk attractive women throughout the movie. While there's no nudity, many of the women dress in revealing clothing. There are a number of romantic scenes in which a couple falling in love kisses passionately and winds up in bed together.
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Frequent potty language and angry, coarse insults. Examples include "jackass," "bastard," "whore," "blow job," "penis," "dammit," "get laid," "f--k," and "s--t." Also "retard," used on more than one occasion.
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Products & Purchases
Dell computers; several brands of beer are advertised on signs in a bar: Shiner, Real Ale, Firewater, and others.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
One main character smokes continuously. Many scenes take place in a bar, with lots of drinking and some drunkenness. A very inebriated man punches his wife. Several characters drive after they have been drinking or are very drunk.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie attempts to find dark humor in the premise that murder is a convenient option for women who've been the victims of offensive male behavior. Most men are portrayed as empty-headed, leering sexual predators, while the women are either angrily amoral, wide-eyed victims, or both. Expect plenty of violence, including a car crashing and burning, a woman being pummeled by her husband, and a dentist stabbed by his assistant, though all are portrayed in a darkly comedic manner. Characters also swear ("f--k," "s--t," "whore," etc.) and smoke, and some drive drunk. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Terminally slow-paced, unfunny, and cliche-ridden, EXTERMINATORS misses on almost every level. The sketchily drawn characters give the actors little to work with, and even the usually likeable Graham falls flat. It's a fantastical story, but it's delivered in charmless, clumsy fits and starts. Motivation and logic give way to happenstance and silly behavior. The film is risque without being sexy, comically exaggerated without being funny, and talky without being intelligent.
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