Parents' Guide to

Your Son

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Taut thriller with some moments of extreme violence.

Movie NR 2018 103 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+
Rape with screaming, but no nudity. Two girls kissing

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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This is a taut and riveting thriller that takes several astonishing twists and turns. What initially seems like a "vigilante justice" movie, with the heroes and villains clearly delineated, becomes a lot more complicated. As Jaíme, a surgeon in late middle-age who struggles with moral ambiguity and the lines between respect for the law, a father's love, and toxic masculine concepts of honor and retribution, Jose Coronado turns in an astonishing performance of a man who elicits sympathy, concern, and contempt from the audience over the course of the movie.

There are moments in Your Son when there's so much suspense, the passage of time in the moments of tremendous action begins to feel almost unbearable. For instance, there's a scene in which a club owner enters Jaíme's car on a dark side street. The two face each other, stare each other down. The tension is so thick in that moment of not knowing exactly how it's going to go down, and the actors and filmmakers stretch that pause to the absolute limit before the shocking payoff. And this is just one of many similar moments. Overall, this is a dark suspense thriller that challenges conventions and viewers' understanding of sympathetic and unsympathetic characters. It's excellent but it isn't for kids.

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