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Adult Written byBestPicture1996 June 22, 2014

An accomplishment in dark comedy and morality!

I was totally bowled over by this movie, a hidden gem which did get some Golden Globe/Oscar recognition but never really has gotten the praise it deserves. It has fully realized, complex characters who struggle with what they do: murder. Do murderers go to heaven if they believe in an afterlife? What's the difference between killing a bad person or a bystander...isn't it still a life that weighs on you? All these components, coupled with a murderously villainous Ralph Fiennes and two great leads with bubbling chemistry result in a very dark humored comedy that must be seen by film buffs.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byjacksonian July 3, 2009

Not really for kids, but a great film for moms and dads.

Breaks stereotypes (along with the heads, arms, and fingers). Not appropriate for kids, but adults will find this darkly comic, in that the two assassins are trying to cover for one another, and help each other "get out of the business." Acting is first-rate, and these two guys are very believable in their roles — Ralph FIennes is truly evil and menacing (not in the Harry Potter sort of way) and you find yourself rooting for and identifying with these two bad guys. I look forward to the rainy night when we watch this again (without the kids).
What other families should know
Great messages
Adult Written byorigamifreak February 23, 2009

Funny and violent

The first part of the movie helps you get to know the main characters, which gives the violence in the second half have a completely different feeling than if it had been violent from the beginning. Overall a great movie, but the ending was a little unsatisfying.
Parent of a 1, 8, 10, and 14 year old Written bythejokerspencil February 21, 2009

Brilliant and Original

This movie was amazing a must see.
Parent of a 1, 3, 12, and 16 year old Written byNikkiV March 23, 2009

Great movie, but not for developing minds

This is a really hilarious movie. It's well acted and directed and beautiful to look at, but definitely not for kids. The violence and gore is very real and very scary. There's also a serious drug scene and they drink throughout the movie. No one is a very good role model either.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking