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Cradle 2 the Grave Review

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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.

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Each actor does his own thing for his own audience demographic.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The film itself is on autopilot and overdrive at the same time: It does nothing original, but does it very rapidly.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly

    By the time Li enters the obligatory ''ring of fire'' to face his final opponent, you realize just how forthrightly rote and businesslike ''Cradle'' is. And you don't mind. Because business, it turns out, is good.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

A mess. Don't try to make it make sense.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is extremely violent, with a lot of intense peril, many character deaths, and graphic wounds. A little girl is in peril and bound and gagged. Characters use extremely bad language, including racial epithets, but the group of good guys is racially diverse. Characters drink and smoke. A character pretends to be gay in order to distract a gay security guard, and there are some mild stereotypes.

  • Families can talk about how a movie like this may be seen differently now, when the world seems poised on the brink of war, then it might have when the script was written.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Intense peril and violence, child in peril Intense peril

  • sex false3

    Sex: Strip club, references to prostitution, crude references

  • language false5

    Language: Very strong language, many racial epithets

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking and smoking