Criminal

2016 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD

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Criminal

2016 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD
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Resorting to radical measures to combat a terrorist threat, the government implants a dead CIA operative's memories and skills in a condemned prisoner, hoping that he can carry out the original mission.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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Reviews

age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Criminal is a sci-fi-ish thriller in which a CIA agent's brain is transferred into the body of a sociopath (star Kevin Costner). There's tons of graphic, cringe-inducing violence and gore, including grisly bloody murders, guns and shooting, brutal fights/beatings, kidnapping, explosions, brain surgery, bloody wounds, and more. Language is also very strong, with several uses of "f--k" and "s--t." There's one brief sexual situation, when main character touches a woman's clothed backside; flashbacks also show a married couple touching each other in an intimate way. Characters briefly smoke cigarettes. Those drawn by the presence of Ryan Reynolds should know he's not in very much of the movie.

Sexual Content

A man strokes a woman's clothed backside with his finger. Brief flashbacks of a married couple touching each other in an intimate way.

Violence

Tons of graphic violence throughout. Some of the intent is to demonstrate that the criminal character has no emotions (regret, remorse, guilt, etc.), but it's no less cringe-inducing. Guns and shooting, blood spatters. Murder with a metal hook to the neck. Oral electric cattle-prod torture. Punching, bashing, beatings (some via objevcts like axes, lamp bases, and even a cooler). Car crashes with projectiles. Explosions. Missile strikes a plane. Gory crime-scene photos. Gory brain surgery, with bleeding. Gory leg wound, with stitching, dressing, etc. Tranquilizer darts. Yelling. A woman is duct-taped to bed. Small girl kidnapped.

Language

Several uses of "f--k," plus "motherf----r," "s--t," a--hole," "ass."

Social Behavior

Revenge/payback are strong themes. Also, terrorists must be destroyed, and crazy science experiments sometimes work.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Occasional smoking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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