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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Graphic violence, brutal murders, battle violence, many deaths Intense peril
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
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Some strong language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has brutal violence, including battle scenes. Characters are in intense peril and many are killed. Characters use strong language. Minority and female characters are strong, capable, and loyal and diverse characters clearly respect each other and work well together. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This dreary generic chase movie is so thoroughly formulaic that not even the presence of two wonderfully talented three-named Oscar winners can inspire a flicker of interest. There's not much to the story. There is an attempt at making it all about something more, from the opening with Johnny Cash reciting Bob Dylan's "Highway 61" and encounters with three little girls that may be intended to raise the issue of how our society can turn men into killing machines and then expect them to hold on to human values (or sanity). But it doesn't work.
Del Toro and Jones do their best, and the fight scenes are refreshingly real in this era of fight choreographers and tricks on wires. These fights are awkward, exhausting, and desperate (except when everyone stops what they're doing to forge some new weapons in a completely over-the-top moment of idiocy). But overall, the movie is simultaneously lightweight, pretentious, and forgettable.
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