A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
The movie is all about seeking revenge.
Positive Role Models
No positive role models in revenge fantasy action movie.
Violence & Scariness
Graphic action movie violence throughout. Characters shot and killed at point-blank range. Stabbing deaths, including close-ups of stabbing deaths through the neck. Guns, machine guns, grenades, knives, swords, hand saws, bolt cutters, wrenches, nail guns, pots, and pans, among other things, all used as weapons during the fight scenes. Fighting with punches and kicks. Lead teen character, a drug dealer at the start of the movie, gets his hand slammed in a car door repeatedly by his boss for stealing money. Shortly after, the drug dealer's boss gets his hand slammed repeatedly in a nightclub men's room stall repeatedly. Characters choked to death. Dead bodies. Decapitated head in a bag. Pistol-whipping. Stabbing in eye. Yakuza slices off his own finger with a blade. Car explosions. Man catches fire.
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Frequent profanity. "F--k" and "motherf--ker" used. Also: "a--hole," "p--sy," "bitch," "s--t," "bulls--t," "apes--t," "bastard," "ass." Homophobic slur used. "Retards" used.
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Products & Purchases
Jägermeister mentioned by name.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Shot drinking, characters get drunk. Cigarette and cigar smoking. Teen lead character is a drug dealer at the beginning of the movie, shown dealing to other teens.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Xtreme is a 2021 Spanish action movie in which a retired hitman gets revenge on his boss and stepbrother two years after betraying him and killing his family. This movie is extremely violent. Dozens of characters are killed or maimed in a variety of ways and with a variety of implements -- everything from machine guns and guns, to knives and swords, grenades, nail guns, handsaws, and wrenches. Much of the violence is also quite graphic, as characters are stabbed in the eyes, throat, and forehead and shot in the head at point-blank range. The teen lead character, a drug dealer at the beginning of the movie, gets his hand slammed in a car door repeatedly by his boss for stealing money; while gravely injured, his hand miraculously heals up a short time later. Decapitated head in a bag. In addition to the constant violence, there's constant profanity, including "f--k" and "motherf--ker" and a homophobic slur. Cigarette and cigar smoking. Shot drinking, characters get drunk. In Spanish, with English subtitles. 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 is a bombastically violent but thoroughly enjoyable revenge fantasy action movie. Xtreme is a movie so over-the-top and exaggerated, it makes pro wrestling look like a Jane Austen novel. Instead of the proverbial "tables, ladders, and chairs" of professional wrestling, in Xtreme, the viewer is treated to constant fight scenes involving everything from machine guns to handsaws, nail guns, samurai swords, knives to wrenches, and so much more. Yes, it's absurd, but no less so than, say, movie franchises with the words "fast" and "furious" in the title, and the absurdity is far more entertaining than that obnoxious franchise, with far less eyerolling over corny, testosterone-fueled dialogue.
It's not exactly breaking any new cinematic ground, but it's an action movie after all, and in terms of what viewers want from an action movie -- you guessed it: action -- Xtreme goes above and beyond. The acting is good enough, the good characters have enough development to make the viewer root for them, and the bad guys are the right level of both weaselly and vicious to enjoy their comeuppance. It's not a movie for everyone -- those more on the Jane Austen side of the spectrum as opposed to the pro wrestling side aren't likely to enjoy moments of gruesome stabbings in the throat or eyes, and while those moments are relatively rare, the general carnage is not. Those looking for action movies without so much violence are better off steering clear. But for those looking for a fun action movie that isn't smart but isn't mindless either, Xtreme is an enjoyable frenzy of unbridled vengeance.
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