Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Uneven superhero film is wacky but violent, dark.

R 2011 96 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 18+

Very explicit

This is at the heart a very good movie, with a story of a guy trying to save his wife. Unfortunately the heart is hidden by gore (which didn’t bother me but did disturb my wife) and explicit sexual situations. There are scenes with sex in the first few minutes as explained in the review, an explicit anime clip, and a brief shot of Frank the main character being raped by a man in prison. This caused us to take the movie off and not finish it. I think it could have been good, but tried hard to be edgy and dark. Love James Gunn’s work in the Guardians series so far tho!

This title has:

Too much sex

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