Running Scared

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Grim tale of revenge and fear. Not for kids.

R 2006 122 minutes

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 2 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 18+

Profane, Bloody, Sickening.

I love crime dramas like Goodfellas and Scarface, and I even hated this movie. It has over 300 F words, which I wouldn't have minded if the story were much better. Sure, it kept my attention, but people were shot and stabbed often and there was a scene where a kid is kidnapped by pedophiles. (Sadly, that was the best part.) Bloody, gritty, and profane. Not for kids, nor anyone really. I only gave it 2 stars because of the interesting plot. (I'd give it a 4.5 out of 10.) Don't show this to kids, or yourself. PLEASE SKIP. This movie made my stomach turn, it's not entertainment.
age 18+

PURE GARBAGE

Waste of time this movie is a horrible porn. Not worth wasting one minute of your life on.

This title has:

Too much sex

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 24, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: June 6, 2006
  • Cast: Cameron Bright, Paul Walker, Vera Farmiga
  • Director: Wayne Kramer
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 122 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: pervasive strong brutal violence and language, sexuality and drug content.
  • Last updated: April 1, 2022

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