Parents' Guide to

The Big 4

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Engaging action movie has over-the-top violence, language.

Movie NR 2022 141 minutes
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This movie is ridiculous, absurd, and bombastic, but it's also entertaining. The Big 4 is so over the top, it makes the works of Bay and Tarantino seem subtle by comparison. At times the violence borders on slapstick, and it's not quite silly in a Three Stooges kind of way, but it isn't exactly serious either. It's in what is now a firm tradition of campy and stylized action movies in which the suspension of disbelief is pushed to the limit.

While the action is unrelenting, the movie's length does test one's patience. It could have easily been at least 30 minutes shorter instead of its too-long two hours and 21 minutes. The prologue goes on long after we've established the good and the bad guys, and you just want to get to the actual story now that we know what's what. Still, it is a very original action movie -- no small feat in a genre rife with far more clichés than other genres.

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