Father and child sit together smiling while looking at a smart phone.

Want more recommendations for your family?

Sign up for our weekly newsletter for entertainment inspiration

Parents' Guide to


By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violence, language, and iffy behavior in trite action movie.

Movie R 2020 90 minutes
Rev Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

This movie manages to pull off the almost impressive trick of not containing even one single original idea in its played-out premise. Essentially, Rev is a trite mishmash of various fast-driving action movies of the last 20 years, and if you can't guess the movies, don't worry, because the characters are happy to oblige by directly name-checking them. The women are basically sex objects, and they try to add depth to the lead female character by giving her the ability to drift a sports car on a racetrack. There are "authoritative and world-wise" voice-overs from the lead character about the ins and outs of stealing luxury automobiles. The bad guys are almost likable, until they do something psychotic that reminds you that they're bad guys.

While action movie characters aren't expected to have much depth, there's outright laziness in having the lead character, after expressing some remorse over sleeping with his boss's girlfriend and fretting over how he'll be murdered by his boss if he ever finds out, dismiss these worries with the cliché "That ass, though." Every character is nothing more than a type seen in so many other action movies, and every scene produces a strong sense of déjà vu in anyone who has ever seen certain action movies directed by Michael Bay or starring Vin Diesel. Even the most die-hard action movie fan is likely to sprain their optic nerves from all the eye-rolling.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate