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Parents' Guide to

Killing Season

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Brutal violence and torture in forgettable revenge film.

Movie R 2013 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Not Bad

Over all this is an action packed movie, where an old soldier who was a Col. during the cold war (De Niro) ordered his troops to murder some Serbs who were committing genocide against women, children, and men alike. One person who was ordered to be killed (Travolta) didn't die and comes back for revenge. It becomes a struggle between the two to see who will survive. There is no sex or nudity, but a couple of spots where a joke is told about a guy getting a "b-job." There is also a little drinking, and some violence. Overall I think it was a good movie that was pretty action packed. If you don't want your kids to hear the sexual joke, it get told when De Niro and Travolta go hunting and at the very end. You can expect these spots and mute it for about 15-20 seconds. I believe there is one spot where Travolta said he wanted to F**K his nurse who helped him recover.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

17 and up.

this thriller movie killing season stars with two actors Robert De Niro and John Travolta is a boring movie and a waste of time with no plot to the story only about revenge to one other this thriller movie is best left for your older adults and parents you need to know that killing season has a lot of intense violence shown such as characters being shot in the head close range in execution style and One character is shot through the leg, with spurting, gurgling blood. He's then forced to push a metal stake through the hole, and he's hung by a rope from this wound. Another character is shot with an arrow through his face (his cheeks) and then tied up and tortured with salt and lemon juice. A character digs a piece of bloody shrapnel from his own leg and uses it to stab another man. Fighting with knives, a car crash, and various arguing and taunting One character tells a joke with some strong sexual content about blow jobs and stuff a voluptuous bartender shows some cleavage in a couple of scenes characters used strong language and there is social drinking shown when the characters drink almost an entire bottle of Jagermeister, getting fairly tipsy; this is presented very much as a social ritual.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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To sum it up in one word, this movie just feels wrong. Director Mark Steven Johnson has so far made bad comedies (When in Rome), bad superhero movies (Daredevil and Ghost Rider), and a sentimental weepie (Simon Birch), and in KILLING SEASON he attempts a dramatic thriller with serious overtones of war and genocide. The main problem is that he doesn't seem to know how to mix ghoulish, superficial torture sequences with horrific war flashbacks. Oddly, the movie's best part comes when the two stars, Travolta and De Niro, are simply talking, before the hunt begins. Travolta, especially, is weirdly captivating with his thick Serbian accent and an odd, Abraham Lincoln-like beard. Both Travolta and De Niro have played psychopaths before, and they both know how to play this game; their relationship is believable. It's too bad their talent is so wasted in this puzzling, unpleasant movie.

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