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  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
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Common Sense Media says

Grim tale of revenge and fear. Not for kids.

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NOT FOR KIDS

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(out of 7 reviews)
AGE
16
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Adult Written byelizabeth76 April 9, 2008
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0
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Crazy movie, lots of insane action, but VERY EXPLICIT

This movie had an awesome story line and perfect actors for it. But like most movies like this there is definitely an age limit. VIOLENCE: TONS of blood, shooting, and fowl language, tons of F words. A man and woman sufficate children in bags after they use them in sex videos.(no sex video is shown or making of one but is implied) Beating of women, especially a prostitute by her pimp. SEX: A man and woman have a "quicky" in the kitchen, nothing sensitive shown but it is rough sex on a washing machine. In a strip club there are 2 FULLY naked women. (breast with nipples and genitals are shown as they dance provocatively on their pole) A prostitutes breast is shown in one scene and shes dressed in a tight revealing outfit for her pimp. Women are shown mainly as sexual objects and not much as human beings, they are not very respected in here.
Adult Written byuytt2 December 10, 2009
AGE
14
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watch alone

good movie the hockey puck scene is disturbing lots of blood language and nudity
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 16 years old Written bytomogutu100 June 15, 2015
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

HARD R-RATED MOVIE WITH EXTREME VIOLENCE, ADULT LANGAUGE AND ADULT CONTENT. 18+ only, no joke

Parents need to know that this movie is not really for people under 18. Violence is strong with blood, aggressive behaviour (result of intoxicating alcohol/drugs). Worst of all that makes this movie more terrifying and upsetting is how a child no older than 10 is forced to see or take part of the violence resulting with pools of blood, explosions. One scene shows them main character being hit by a hockey stick equipment to score. Langauge is one of the most pervasive in th R-rated movie (300+ uses of f*ck including mortherf*cker). Sexaul content involves topless woman in a strip club, suggestions of sex and thrusting. Drugs are shown as an abuse, the characters that are the most violent seem to be smoking and the camera views in and shows the content more highlighted. There are several references to illegal drugs but none actually used. Older teenagers ( 16+) may be able to handle its graphic adult content since they are all most adults, but this is a movie that should only be marketed to the 18+ category.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written bycallofduty5 May 15, 2012
AGE
18
QUALITY
 

NOT FOR KIDS

As the title suggests this movie is off-limits for kids. Running Scared tells you about a mob gangster called Joey Gazelle. After a failed drug-op he's partner tells him to loose the murder weapon he used to kill a "dirty" cop. Joey's son's friend Oleg finds the piece by mistake and uses it via terrible consequences. A wild goose chase begins and Joey tries to find the gun before the other's or he's six feet invested. The violence is quiet brutal and bloody. The scenes include blowing up a man's penis with a revolver, oil poured over a man and he threatens to burn him alive, two pedophiles getting graphically shot in the head, a man being thrown in the ice rink and hockey players shoot hockey pucks against him (blood seen, very gruesome and prolonged). A child is also kidnapped and held against his will. There's also very frequent use of drugs and alcohol. A man also goes to a strip club and women are seen fully naked. A female character is crouching down on her house and her pants get so lowered that you can see her underwear. Also there's a detailed sex scene. Overall THIS IS NOT FOR KIDS!
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byeastside01 April 13, 2009
AGE
12
QUALITY
 

Run to see this Over-the-top thriller.

Forget Fast and furious Actor Paul Walker is so over the top that it will leave audiences mesmerized here. Director Wayne Kramer(The Cooler) gives us a great film that has extreme violence, extreme language, and an extremely great story. It's about a man who is mixed in with the mob and this is no Godfather mob this is over the top crazy mob, and it's great. If you read this review go out to blockbuster of hollywood video and rent this.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written bybethlthomson April 9, 2008
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0
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cribby

Not for kids at all only teens.
Adult Written bytwolf2012 April 9, 2008
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0
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