Mr. Right

Movie review by
S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Odd mix of romance and action has lots of bloody violence.
  • R
  • 2016
  • 93 minutes

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 10 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

The right person is out there for you, no matter what you're looking for. And it's important to be open to new and possibly unusual experiences ... even illegal ones, according to the movie.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Francis is a hit man who follows his own moral code -- he only kills people who (might) deserve it (well, them and anyone who tries to hurt him or the woman he falls for). But it still involves a lot of killing. And while Martha taps into her inner strength, that means she might end up getting involved with her new boyfriend's unsavory job.


One of the main characters is a highly trained assassin, so there's lots of violent action: Expect gunfights, fist fights, and knife fights, both in small altercations and big group scuffles. All of them leave dead and bleeding bodies on the floor. People are stabbed, pummeled, shot at both close and long range, and simply beaten to a pulp.


Kissing, flirting, and suggestive comments. A couple is shown waking up next each other in bed.


Extensive swearing throughout, including many uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "bitch," as well as "p---y," "ass," "d--khead," and other colorful insults.


Trojan condoms play a prominent role in one scene (that doesn't happen in the bedroom), and Reddi-Whip shows up as well.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A few scenes in bars feature people drinking liquor. One character has quite a lot of wine while cooking a meal.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Mr. Right is an odd combination of romance and action-thriller, focusing on a hit man (Sam Rockwell) who falls in love and leaves a long trail of bodies in the wake of his courtship of Martha (Anna Kendrick). There's lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," "d--k," and more) and even more violence. The carnage involves guns, knives, beatings, and martial arts, all of which result in plenty of blood and dead bodies. There's some drinking, and sexual content is limited to flirting, kissing, suggestive comments, and implied sex, but nothing particularly graphic.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bymallorytrizisky December 5, 2019

Hilarious and lovable!

I think this is a well-balanced movie going from funny to romantic to action-packed. it does not fit in any one genre and that is what makes this movie of the b... Continue reading
Adult Written byBooloviexo56 January 16, 2019

Severely UNDER RATED! Top 10 fav mov all time!!

Ok. Obvs if u have young kids not for them. But OMG to anyone who does not love this movie. Sam & Anna genius pairing ,perfect in this. Date movie perfe... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byEeElKay05 December 27, 2020
Quite a bit of swearing. It is about a hit man so there is a lot of violence. No nudity. Absolutely hilarious.
Teen, 14 years old Written bypleasedonotuser... December 17, 2020

What's the story?

After ending a bad relationship, Martha (Anna Kendrick) isn't quite sure what to do with herself -- until she has a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger (Sam Rockwell). They fall for each in a big way, and he helps her discover her untapped inner strength. But their budding relationship is threatened when Martha discovers that her new MR. RIGHT is actually a highly trained assassin on the run from an old rival (Tim Roth) who has a score to settle.

Is it any good?

Mr. Right -- an action movie with a romantic twist, or maybe a romance with action elements -- is an unusual mix that almost works. Kendrick and Rockwell have a spark, but mostly the film's trying too hard to fit in too many niches. For starters, it asks the audience to suspend their disbelief in a big way. Who knew Martha had the hidden potential to become a cold-blooded killer? Or that serial murderer Francis just wants to settle down with the right girl?

And then there are the action scenes, which eat up a good chunk of the film. Some of them are well done, and Rockwell has some smooth moves when it comes to hand-to-hand fighting, but there's no getting around the fact that the body count here is quite high, and there's plenty of blood -- far more than in most romcoms. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Mr. Right's violence. Does it glamorize Francis' illegal occupation? What's the impact of media violence on kids?

  • What is the movie saying about love? Should you be willing to give up everything if you meet the right person? Parents, talk to your teens about what constitutes a healthy relationship.

Movie details

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For kids who love romance and action

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