Parents' Guide to

Kill 'Em All

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Loud, violent action movie has lots of blood, violence.

Movie R 2017 96 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Dull and boring/wooden!

Please do not waste your time by attempting to watch this stinker, which is slow, sluggish and wooden as teak! It would be more interesting to watch paint dry!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
Kids say (1):

There's no need for teens to watch this awful action movie. It's not easy to take a movie titled Kill 'Em All seriously, especially when it's clear that the plot revolving around ethnic cleansing in the Balkans is a distant second to the more urgent goal of providing a showcase for Van Damme and company's martial arts skills and choreography. The backstory traces a man waiting 30 years to avenge the killing of his political activist father, but in terms of thin character development, the assassin might as well be killing people just because it's Tuesday.

Don't expect snappy dialogue. "Don't you go one day when you don't miss us immensely," says a mother as she sends her son to safety while expecting to die herself. And don't expect things to make much sense. Why is every department of a large hospital closed except for the emergency room? The trained gunmen here seem to carry no ammo, which results in lots of frequent and long hand-to-hand fights. Most fun: Van Damme Senior fights his younger taller son, Kris, to the death. Go Dad.

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