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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    I must confess that I was outsmarted by the ending, but by that time my brain had been bludgeoned into a state just north of stupor.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Another depressingly empty action thriller.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    The tepid result is like "Courage Under Fire" without the compelling Meg Ryan angle, or Travolta's 1999 "The General's Daughter" without the sexual squalor. It all feels a little moldy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The movie, one of those surprise-twist detective stories, doesn't really stand up to scrutiny in the cold light of the theater lobby.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

Basically bad and sorry attempt at a thriller.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a very violent movie with many character deaths. Characters smoke (one who gave up smoking years earlier takes a cigarette to relieve stress). Characters have alcohol and drug abuse problems and some characters deal in illegal pharmaceuticals and cocaine. Characters use very strong language.

  • Families can talk about the various forms of betrayal and loyalty depicted in this film.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Shooting, grenades, characters killed Intense peril

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, drug dealing