Parents' Guide to

Out of Death

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Willis can't rescue pointless, violent wilderness thriller.

Movie R 2021 96 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+

Bruce Willis must've been desperate!

Appalling rubbish with pointless scenes where the main protagonist seems to run towards getting herself captured every 10 minutes! Willis must have needed the money!

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Yet another in a string of micro-budget Willis "action" movies, this thriller looks and feels slapdash. It ignores plot threads, takes lazy, sloppy shortcuts, and ultimately adds up to little. Willis clearly took this role for the paycheck, allowing the filmmakers to use his name value. He reportedly worked on the movie for only one day, so there are many shots of him walking through the woods alone, reacting to offscreen noises. His line readings are sleepy and non-committal, and yet without him, Out of Death would have been even worse. (What does that title even mean?)

The villains seem to have been mistakenly informed that they were in a comedy: They perform their tasks with a broad bumbling quality and constantly snap at one another. The main villain, a crooked politician, is as generically snaky as they come. Most disappointing is Shannon and her disturbing character arc. Her father apparently labeled her a "quitter," and she eventually proves him wrong ... by learning to carry a gun. That's it. Perhaps next time the filmmakers and Willis will realize that "B" movies can be fun and energetic; they don't have to be cheap and lazy, like Out of Death.

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