Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Violent, disturbing rescue/revenge thriller isn't for kids.

PG-13 2009 94 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 51 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 115 reviews

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age 13+

Great Film!

Not really sure why this is an 18, I think if it was made in 2021 it would be a 15 because of the themes, sex trafficking, violence etc but there isn't much violence compared to say Tarantino movies and not really any actual sex/nudity. It's a good story line and my daughter is 11 was hooked from start to finish. She is mature for her age (more like a 14 year old) and was also a good opportunity to talk about human trafficking and drugs, both of which are still happening every day! We both really enjoyed it so I'd say probably 12 upwards (depending on the child's maturity)
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age 18+

Disturbing scenes made me really uncomfortable.

Disturbing images of sexy trafficking that I hope I can erase from my sweet home. I don’t want to stick my head in the sand about these issues , but I also don’t want to invite this pernicious evil in as entertainment either. I don’t feel enlightened. I feel less innocent and I hate seeing that precious innocence fall away from my son’s eyes as we tried to ff several scenes. If kids happen on this stuff on their own i hope they remember the take away yucky feeling we all felt while watching some of the scenes. It was just wrong to be so depictive of absolute evil for the sake of a heroic plot.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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