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0.5

Dave White Profile

Your eyes will never forgive you. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    31

    out of 100

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

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A genially cruddy B movie can sometimes go places - sort of - that bigger movies won't.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

    As bland and forgettable as its title.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

The irresistibly talented Usher is wasted here.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie includes shootings, beatings, and references to other forms of "mob violence" (one character says his car was blown up). A body appears in a car trunk. The movie features reductive stereotypes: ignorant Italian gangsters; a white boy who acts "hip-hop"; a sexually aggressive black woman; a precocious child (who uses sexual slang); bling-blingy cigar-smoking buddies for the DJ; and a "Big Mama." Characters drink and smoke; women at the dance club wear revealing clothing and dance provocatively.

  • Families can talk about whether or not their kids think the characters are stereotypes. They also might want to talk about all the branded products in the movie. does seeing them in a movie make them more or less appealing?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Mobsters are dumb or self-delusional; characters lie and betray one another.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Conventional mob violence (shootings, beat-downs, a flashing switchblade, tossing a beaten victim from a slowly moving car, a body in a car trunk, then visible in a coffin at the wake).

  • sex false3

    Sex: Girls in a nightclub dress and dance provocatively; visual and verbal jokes (alluding to fellatio, "," "" [male genitalia], " the nasty"); cleavage/butt shots in a yoga class; passionate kissing and groping; a soft-lit sex scene featuring closeups of hands and faces; several suggestive song lyrics (for example, "").

  • language false3

    Language: Sexual references (e.g., "-style," " the nasty"), cursing (including f-word and s-word), plus an Italian derogatory term for "," "" (short for "," which translates to "").

  • consumerism false5

    Consumerism: Aqua Day Spa, fridge shelves displaying Silk soy milk and Heinz ketchup; "Cosmo cover" car brands (Mercedes).

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking (wine, beer, hard liquor) and smoking (cigarettes and cigars).

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