Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Unflinching look at frat culture has sex, drugs, violence.

R 2016 96 minutes

Parents say

age 18+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+

Based on 1 review

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age 17+


This is a extremely dark and brutal movie about the dangers of fraternity hazing and post dramatic stress disorder It’s got plenty of language and bully type behavior( like they make lead to believe he’s eating feces) This isn’t for kids in any way There’s plenty of drugs, nudity, and language but a great watch for adults or older high school kids

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Worst waste of an hour and a half

This is the first review I have ever written for a movie. I felt so passionately about letting others know how terrible it was. First off I got this movie because Nick Jonas and James Franco were the main people on the cover. James Franco was literally in the movie for 10 minutes. . This kid Brad gets his car stolen and the crap beat out of him.. After that it shows him going to college with his brother Brett who is apart of a fraternity. The whole movie is about Brad and his sadness of the trmatic experience of getting the crap beat out of him then dealing with even more extreme traumatic experiences trying to be apart of a "brotherhood". Mind you; there are no "twists" or "spins". The makers of the movie would make every scene dramatic and then NOTHING would happen. At the end I really thought they would attempt to make the movie come together... NOPE. Brad had to ID a few men at the police station to attempt to find one of the guys who jumped him and stole his car at the beginning of the movie.. Literally didn't even identify one. After shedding a few tears with his brother rambling about nothing they drive off to the area where the event took place and... End of movie. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Terrible!! BTW I hope what they showed in the film about frats is bogus, no human beings should ever treat others in such a way. I can give these film makers props on one thing only and that was having Nick Jonas as one of the main characters, had it not been for him and his perfectness I would of shut the movie off within the first 20 minutes.

This title has:

Too much violence

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 23, 2016
  • On DVD or streaming: December 20, 2016
  • Cast: Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer, Daniel Flaherty
  • Director: Andrew Neel
  • Studio: Paramount Pictures
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 96 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: disturbing behavior involving hazing, strong sexual content and nudity, pervasive language, violence, alcohol abuse and some drug use
  • Last updated: March 30, 2022

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