GREAT for a little mature 13 year old kid, but not much younger
This film is one of the fastest and adrenalin pumping movies i've seen. it features the story of a young cop going undercover to infiltrate the street racing environment and attempt to crack the case of a gang hijacking and robing trucks. the movie is a deep and action filled look into the street racing environment of the U.S. streets, and it shows more or less everything from this illegal culture. you see lots of high speed action in form of car chases, some of witch involves shooting. there is a scene where SWAT police force takes down several suspects with use of force and you will se hand to hand combat. also most of the lead characters are showed drinking at least once through out the movie, but they never get visible drunk. in addition to this there are an more or less explicit sex scene, many girls are shown in vulgar bikinis dancing and showing of their body, and some reference to sex but no direct nudity is ever shown.
also the movie shows a brutal interrogation where a victim is being forced to give information, brutality used here are the interrogators sticks a oil pump in the victims mouth and pumps oil down his throat, but it appears in the movie not quite as violent as it may appear written. the conclusion is that it is a great movie if you are an a little mature 13 year old, but not very much younger than that. then again, age ratings are different from one individual to another. some people can se movies like this early, some must wait a while, and in most cases the person probably knows this best himself. so talk to your kid about how he or she feels about this, wether he/she has got a good line in between fiction and reality, if they feel they do, and they give you no reason to believe other wise, then by all means let them see this movie, because it is an adrenalin kick not to be missed.