Parents' Guide to

Role Play

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Paid-assassin tale has explicit violence, some language.

Movie R 2024 100 minutes
Role Play movie poster: Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo play a married couple with secrets.

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The likable lead duo of this film can't quite compensate for misfires in tone, pace, and music. As the slightly nerdy, very loving, in-over-his-head husband, Oyelowo is the best part about Role Play. His character embodies the film's amusing comedic moments. But he -- and the amusement -- all but disappear in parts of the action-heavy middle section, which aims for a more dramatic tone. Role Play offers a gender-swapped version of True Lies or The Family Plan, and Cuoco manages to be believable as the covert paid assassin. She handles the action scenes well, too, which can almost distract from the heavy-handed techno beat laid on top of her work.

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