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By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Tense action tale has violence, constant cursing.

Movie NR 2017 82 minutes
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Great cinematography/ filmography

A little on the rough side language-wise, nothing your kids don’t already know obviously. The filmography and cinematography overwhelm any language issues with great shots and scenes. If you disregard a films masterfulness just because of language, your parenting style is wrong.

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A tight script and a riveting performance by Frank Grillo as the multidimensional antihero keep this fast-paced noir thriller compelling from start to finish. A bank heist gone wrong is standard fare, but seen here from the point of view of the driver of the getaway car makes Wheelman original. Frank Grillo, usually a featured player, makes the most of this opportunity to carry a film on his own. Young Caitlin Carmichael also has a challenging role, and she's very effective. So are the many car chase sequences, shot from startling angles with screeching power. A few plot elements and some timing issues lessen the impact. (Spoiler alerts: Evening bank hours? A scheme in place to abduct the Wheelman's ex-wife?) Violence and profanity abound, but it's an exciting 82 minutes for mature fans of the genre.

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