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The Way of the Gun Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    49

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There's a good story buried somewhere in this melee.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    What pulls us along through the inky shoals of The Way of the Gun? Sheer style, plus the movie's refusal to play nice.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Plays like an unusually ritzy festival circuit audition film, though McQuarrie, it must be said, aces the audition.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Andy Seiler

    Gives new meaning to the phrase "not for the squeamish."

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Exceptionally violent movie -- not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is an exceptionally violent movie with a very gory childbirth scene and lots and lots of gunfire. Many characters die brutal deaths. Characters drink, smoke, commit adultery, use profanity, lie, cheat, and steal.

  • Families can talk about the family and non-family relationships, and how loyalties are -- and are not -- determined. Some family members may have questions about surrogate parenthood and how the biological parents and the mother who carries the child feel about it.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Extreme and prolonged violence.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, scenes in brothel, adultery.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, and drug use.

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