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  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    This is not enjoyable entertainment, but it is brutally watchable.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    There are times when it is bitingly funny and times when its bloodiness can cause a wince and a shudder - but director Stuart Gordon is not adept at blending the two extremes into a cohesive whole.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Stuart Gordon, the mostly under-the-radar director of "Re-Animator," pops back into view with this amusing trifle -- a piece of scuzzy tabloid noir.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Darkly funny morality tale for mature gore lovers.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this film uses violence, blood, and gore -- along with graphic sex and drug use -- to make the point that, in one character's words, "anybody can do anything to anyone and get away with it." A man is stabbed in the face with a pen, a graphic sexual scene is intercut with scenes of a blood-covered man in excruciating pain, a nursing assistant must clean up the visible excrement of an elderly patient, a dog chews on the bloody leg of an incapacitated but conscious man, and so on. The language is similarly strong, with everything from "f--k" to "bulls--t" used frequently. In other words? Not for kids!

  • Families can talk about the fact that the movie is "inspired" by a true story. Why do you think the filmmakers decided to make this particular story into a horror film? What were they trying to say about the shameful behavior of most of the characters? Did you ever find yourself laughing at how far Brandi went to save herself? Do you think the filmmakers wanted you to laugh? What audience do you think this movie was made for?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Amoral, monstrous behavior moves the plot from beginning to end. From the lowliest landlord in a sleazebag hotel to a suit-and-tie government bureaucrat, the characters have no moral compass. Cruelty, selfishness, and indifference consistently override common decency.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Very violent and bloody car accident in which a man's head crashes through the windshield; gory aftermath of accident is shown in scene after scene; point-blank gunfire; a woman is set ablaze and burns to death on camera; a man is stabbed in the face with a pen.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Nudity in several scenes includes breasts and full bodies in partial shadow. A fight occurs with one participating woman completely nude; lengthy intercourse sequence.

  • language false5

    Language: Cursing predominant throughout the movie. Language includes "f--k," "a--hole," "f--king," "s--t," "bulls--t." The opening scenes are accompanied by a rap song with explicit lyrics.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drugs (Ecstasy, marijuana) used on several occasions. Characters drive while under the influence. A main character is a drug dealer. Alcohol is consumed in several scenes.