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By Jordan Elizabeth, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Teen seeks violent revenge against bullies in dark drama.

Movie NR 2021 95 minutes
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Runt is a dark, violent story about bullying and revenge. It's been reported that Boyce hoped/believed that the movie would shed light on the negative impact of bullying among teens. The star commands the screen with authenticity and depth, slowly transforming as Cal becomes a shell of his former self with each violent act. But while it's insinuated that Cal is held accountable for his actions in the end, he also "gets the girl." This pairing of violent behavior and "reward" runs the risk of glorifying Cal's behavior and undermining the promotion of peace and anti-violence.

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