Parent reviews for Run Hide Fight

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Common Sense says

age 16+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

age 16+

Very good film with thought provoking commentary on a complex problem.

A great movie with some genuinely good moments and thought provoking commentary. It’s difficult to watch at times, especially with recent events and not a children's movie. It could prove beneficial to be seen with well adjusted high-schoolers and discussed. Definitely should be seen by all parents in this day and age. Some acting is over the top. Some realistic violence and one objectionable scene with partial nudity, but overall compelling, realistic, very well acted by lead actress and excellent directing and production value. highly recommended.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
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age 15+

Not Pure or Wholesome, but Still Needs to Be Seen Responsibly

This movie doesn't shy away from the fact that it's about a VERY violent scenario - a school shooting. All of the trailers make it clear what this movie is about, so don't go in expecting something Disney-ish in purity & wholesomeness. What I do appreciate about the movie is that, while it's violent, it doesn't glorify the violence. While the main character does kill people, you can tell that it bothers her to have to do that. A lot of the extra violence is often met with confusion, like people asking "Why are you doing this?" The movie also impresses upon the viewer that bad things happen to everyone & that having something bad happen to you is not a good enough reason to hurt innocent people. The final message that goes through the entire movie is that you don't have to be a victim in negative &/or traumatic situations. The main character does have some self-defense & weapon training, but she's by no means a military operative or police officer. She easily could have run away & acted like a victim, but she didn't. Most of what she does to help others is use her own ingenuity & what few tools she finds around herself, which is something anyone can do. Obviously, no one wants to go through a traumatic situation like a school shooting, but this movie shows you that if something like that happens, there is something that everyone can do. The themes of this movie (school shootings, gun violence, juvenile delinquency, mental illness, etc.) are clearly sensitive ones, but hiding away from them don't help anyone. What I recommend is parents watching this alone (without kids) first & creating conversations around these themes to be talked about after the movie is over, if they decide to show them to their kids. Since school shootings are statistically more likely to occur in high school, waiting until kids are old enough for high school before watching this movie with parents does seem appropriate. To reiterate, this isn't a pure or wholesome movie by any means. However, it's an important movie that does need to be seen - just make sure to view it responsibly.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 13+

A graphic but informative/good movie set during a school shooting.

Run Hide Fight is both a guide and an action movie, set in an American school under siege by active shooters. The main protagonist is burdened with dealing with the death of her mother. The antagonist and his followers all seem to have come from different troubled backgrounds but are united in their 'we're gonna show them!' mentality. As a guide, the movie tackles many of the hurdles present in an active shooter situation, such as redtape-ish rules, breakdowns in communication, and the danger of disbelief. It shows many of the things one needs to think about when in such a horrifying situation. If nothing else, it is far more engaging and commands far more attention from the viewer than every other corporate video I have seen on run/hide/fight. As an action movie, I absolutely loved the main character and her best friend. They were good, likable people. The movie portrayed them as both handling events differently, but did not pose that as right or wrong. You *can* be both strong and terrified. That's a normal reaction. Some areas really pushed the boundaries of believability, like the father's sniper shot (not the shot itself, but how it all came to be), but anyone that is fine with John McClane's elevator shaft battles should be fine with this. It's not for everyone, and those repulsed by the idea of a citizen owning semi-auto rifles should probably avoid this movie at all costs. I give them a lot of credit for the cast. Considering the site the movie comes from and the source material, one would probably expect the heroes to be oiled-up Alpha males armed to the teeth against either a British-accented supervillain or brown-skinned terrorists. Instead, you have a young female, her kinda effeminate Black friend, a heavy-set girl, a female Spanish teacher, and a ghost mother as the heroes. Yes, the heroes are mostly female. The bad guys? The narcissitic white male leader, the "they laughed at my little peepee" insecure follower, the "i play with explosives and no one bothers to report me" white dude, and well... you get the idea. :) I watched it with my son when he was 13. We talked a lot about the events in the movie. We talked about the signs to watch for. Our biggest take away was how much this could have been avoided if the adults and law enforcement took action in the years that probably led up to this event. Good movie, and a good guide.

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Educational value
age 18+

If the NRA produced "The Clansman"

"Run Hide Fight" may cause a rise in mass shooting casualties because viewers will try to emulate the characters, plus it insults every innocent life lost in school shootings and mass shootings in general. This propaganda garbage should only be viewed for critical analyses, and to educate your children or students on what NOT to do in the event of a lockdown drill.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism