What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that violence permeates this action-oriented heist movie, which co-stars headline-grabbing musician Chris Brown. Many characters die without consequence, and violence seems to be a way out -- or an ending -- for most of the characters. Language is strong, with many uses of "s--t," "goddamn," and "bitch." Many characters smoke cigars or drink champagne or fine scotch as status symbols, and a supporting character has a drug problem (though viewers never see her take drugs). In one scene, one of the robbers wades naked into a pool where two pretty girls are waiting for him, but nothing sensitive is shown. Don't look for positive messages or role models here; ultimately, this is a movie about a bunch of criminals doing what they do best.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. Was it exciting or gruesome? How did you feel about how many of the characters met their ends?
- What are the consequences of the violence in this movie? Do they seem realistic?
- Are the main characters sympathetic? Should they be? Does the movie glamorize the life of the bank robber?
- One of the cops takes a bribe. Does this make him a bad guy? As bad as the bank robbers?