Running with the Devil

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Fascinating but flawed, mature story of illegal drug trade.

R 2019 100 minutes

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age 17+

Grim but too short for any impact.

Was quite ‘eh’. A too short and very grim crime film w/ a memorable performance by Laurence Fishburne and reserved Nicolas Cage. Could have and should have been longer, it definitely would have helped how each character arc ends. 😈 Rating: 5.2/10 😈 Keep away from teens and younger as the film’s grim atmosphere helps make the relatively realistic violence hit harder. Frequent swearing of all varieties is on offer too. Drug content is the whole film so that speaks for itself.
age 14+

do not waste your time to see this movie

It was really disaster in the form specially in the screenplay. we cant understand the characters and the process of story. just like some moving pictures are shown. really bullshit and absurd as a film. as the content, It was worse! The policewoman at last find out that she can not resist. she can not confront with drugs gang in the legal way so that she kill one of them for soothing herself!!! really a poor and weak police maybe I ever seen!

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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