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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Movie explores the theme of vigilante "eye for an eye" justice.
Positive Role Models
No positive role models in vigilante justice action movie.
Violence & Scariness
The wife and daughter of the lead character are shot and killed at point-blank range. Characters shot and killed, some blood. Characters beaten and tortured, including hands broken with tire irons, a body beaten with a large wrench. A man spikes the wine of his assistant, and begins to verbally and physically assault her sexaully by making suggestive comments and touching her face and shoulders after she has said no repeatedly; implied rape when she passes out. This same rapist is soon tied up by vigilantes and beaten until his face is bloodied. In prison, an inmate makes sexually-suggestive comments to the lead character as he grabs his crotch, and then later tries touching his face and body. Fighting with punches and kicks in two prison brawls. Bar fight with punches and kicks; vigilantes beat up drunk guy who makes suggestive comments and pats the rear end of one of the servers. Talk of suicide.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Close-ups of the rear ends of scantily-clad women at a pool party. Implied that the villain is on the verge of sleeping with two women at the same time before a gunfight breaks out. Reference to oral sex.
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Constant profanity throughout. "F--k" and "motherf---er" often used. "N" word used twice. Homophobic slur used. Also: "s--t," "p---ies," "pr--k," "bitch," "son of a bitch."
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking in bars and parties. Beer, wine, cocktails, shots of booze. Marijuana smoking and shot drinking during a drug deal. Marijuana smoking on the street.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Hollow Point is a 2019 action thriller in which a college professor seeks vengeance after his wife and daughter are senselessly murdered by a gang leader. The movie centers on vigilantes who get revenge on criminals who evaded the justice system, and as such there's a wide array of violent acts besides the usual action movie violence of fighting with assault weapons, guns, punches, and kicks. A man is shown sexually harassing his assistant through talk and touch, and spikes her glass of wine so she passes out before he takes advantage of her. This rapist is later tied up, beaten, and tortured by the vigilantes. Characters are beaten until they're bruised and bloody. Characters beat people with wrenches. Alcohol drinking at bars and parties. Implied sex between the villain and two women. An inmate makes sexual innuendoes to another inmate. Reference to oral sex. Cigarette smoking. Marijuana smoking. Frequent profanity, including "f--k," the "N" word, and a homophobic slur. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This is a clunky and extremely violent vigilante action fantasy movie. Hollow Point is a movie that paints a portrait of urban life as bleak and crime-filled as anything conveyed in 1970s vigilante action movies like Death Wish. The overarching themes aren't much different from Death Wish -- in this case, a college professor who speaks in platitudes and theoreticals about "an eye for an eye" and the sanctity of the American criminal justice system has these thoughts frayed then broken after his wife and daughter are senselessly murdered, and the killer gets away with it. As if that's not bad enough, Nolan, the college professor, is sent to prison after he tries to kill the killer (a dead-eyed psychotic mumbler played by Jay Mohr). And so the revenge fantasy is set into motion, with the expected vigilante justice that comes with it.
If it sounds ridiculous, that's because it is. The plot points come across as a little too convenient, and the fight scenes are a little too easy of a setup. Speaking of Death Wish (and its sequels), the bad guys in this movie are as cartoonishly evil as anything from the days of Charles Bronson taking on the dirty rotten punks who made our once-great cities a haven and a playground for any and all felons. And the less said about Luke Goss's American accent, the better. Essentially, this is a mindless revenge fantasy movie that's too dumb and predictable to provide anyone with any outlet for escape or satisfaction when the evildoers get their comeuppance.
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