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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Explosion movie is too violent for little ones.

Movie PG-13 2005 121 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Trying to be sci-fi Top Gun and it didn't make it

It's preposterous...and not in a good way. The dialogue is clunky and it is shameful how the characters were disseminated for the second half of the film. It felt like they both talked too much but didn't say much and it felt like it shoehorned innuendo whenever it could no matter if it fit in the film or narrative. The gender dynamics were wonky and it felt like a waste of Foxx's talent. The film felt like it was trying to be sci-fi Top Gun and it didn't make it. Predictable and lifeless.
age 13+

Bad Plot, Good Special Effects, Bad Acting *Very Minor Spoiler Warning*

Well, it was not a great movie, especially if you are going for something with a good plot or good acting. If you want to see things blow up, this is a movie for you. The three main characters are loyal to each other and show some good characteristics, but at the same time showing they are human. When one of them dies (sorry about the spoiler), he is likable enough that you actually care (he also happens to be the only one who gives anything close to a good acting performance). There is a lot of drinking and language.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The action bits are predictably well-choreographed and boisterous, but also distracting (yes, even in an action movie, too much of a good thing is still too much). Stealth wants to be a smarter movie than it is, posing the cases for and against technological warfare, tracing foibles not only of individuals within the financing and command systems, but also in the systems themselves. A self-declared post-9/11 action movie, it's mightily conflicted, exhilarating in the visuals and visceral effects, but stubbornly clinging a core idea, that war is actually bad -- for everyone.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 29, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: November 15, 2005
  • Cast: Jamie Foxx , Jessica Biel , Josh Lucas
  • Director: Rob Cohen
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors, Female actors
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run time: 121 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense action, some violence, brief strong language and innuendo
  • Last updated: February 23, 2023

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