Parents' Guide to

The Night Comes for Us

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Gratuitous violence and gore in chaotic martial arts movie.

Movie NR 2018 121 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 18+


Great Martial Arts Movies & Amazing Fights With Super Brutal Kills.
age 18+

It does have gratuitous violence but it works in the context of this great Movie

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This is an exercise in gratuitous violence and staggering self-indulgence. The Night Comes for Us is little more than a flimsy vehicle employed to deliver over-the-top violence, blood, and gore that is more the province of horror movies than martial arts films. There's so much violence, in fact, that it's difficult to keep track of (or even care about) what's going on with the overall story. While the frenzied action and bloodthirsty choreography is, at times, impressive, there's so much of it that the excess starts to become tedious.

In one scene, one of the female antagonists -- a gothic lesbian with apparent psychopathic tendencies -- enters a room, sees a crucifix hanging on the wall, and turns the cross upside-down. There's really no reason to do this except for the sheer self-indulgence of doing it, as it doesn't tell us anything we haven't already figured out about the character, doesn't move the story, and is little more than the tritest of clichéd symbolism. That brief moment speaks volumes about the entire movie and the apparent rationale behind it: If something has even the smallest possibility of being visually shocking to someone, then by all means do it, no matter how little it has to do with anything. Even those who might champion such an aesthetic are likely to grow tired of such an approach.

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