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Parents' Guide to

Guns Akimbo

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Radcliffe stars in hyper-violent, cynical action comedy.

Movie R 2020 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 12+

Stop crack heads

My 10 year old loved this film he said that it was not to scary but he didn't really like the swearing but other than that it is good film for 12+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

It's good

It's not a great movie but I feel like it was meant to be ridiculous. I actually had fun watching its pretty funny..

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (6 ):

This very busy, cynical, anxious dark comedy offers surface commentary about the evils of the internet, but eventually Radcliffe and Weaving manage to add some welcome humanity to the story. Unfortunately, Guns Akimbo is somewhat tainted by the controversial online behavior of its writer-director, Jason Lei Howden. But those who can separate the movie from these events may find something worthwhile. Its first section starts like a staccato attack, with a torrent of foul language, violence, noise, rage, and cynicism -- as well as frequent, ugly shots of death-obsessed viewers watching and cheering the online killings (which will definitely be a turn-off for some).

During this time, Miles comes across like a slothful, uncaring jerk, and Nix is a drugged-up, unrepentant killing machine. But after a while, the movie slows down a little and gives both characters a chance to come to life. And, amazingly, they both become likable, especially after they decide to team up against a greater foe. Guns Akimbo is shot and edited like a rollercoaster: It's quite sadistic and insanely violent and vulgar, and it won't be for every taste. But a small cult audience (say, viewers who liked things like Crank, Crank: High Voltage, and Hardcore Henry) may find Guns Akimbo similarly entertaining.

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