Parents' Guide to

The Forger

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Well-acted, low-key crime movie has violence, language.

Movie R 2015 92 minutes
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The plot is a little lackluster -- the climactic heist isn't very climactic -- but director Philip Martin creates a strong sense of place and a strong sense of community among the characters. Christopher Plummer is terrific as Ray's father, and Mount makes a refreshingly matter-of-fact gangster. The Forger isn't a great movie, and it's sometimes a bit too low-key, but it's appealingly sincere.

Travolta has been in quite a few bad movies, and he can be lazy or hammy in his performances, but as soon as he appears onscreen in THE FORGER, it's clear that, in playing Ray Cutter, he's found a place of restraint, tapping into some sort of interior pain and truth. (Sure, his highlighted hair and tiny beard are a little nutty, but they're just decoration.) Travolta also has a good bond with young Sheridan, who has had an exemplary career to date, with strong performances in The Tree of Life, Mud, and Joe.

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