Formula 51

2001 R 1h 33m DVD

Formula 51

2001 R 1h 33m DVD
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After synthesizing a potent psychoactive drug, chemist Elmo McElroy arrives in Liverpool to clinch a $20 million drug deal with a kingpin. But when their arrangement goes awry, McElroy must outrun a contract killer, the cops and a gang of skinheads.
Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Meat Loaf, Sean Pertwee, Ricky Tomlinson, Rhys Ifans, Paul Barber, Stephen Walters, Michael Starke, Anna Keaveney
Ronny Yu
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
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 Not for kids
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this movie has extreme graphic violence and non-stop profanity. The language used includes many exceptionally vivid British swear words, the literal meaning of which may not be familiar to some users. The characters are drug dealers (who generally themselves don't use drugs), and there's a generally lax attitude toward substance abuse of all kinds. There's one sex scene that is moderately explicit and brief non-sexual nudity.

Sexual Content

Vulgar references, steamy but non-explicit sex scene.


Intense and very graphic violence, characters killed.


Extremely strong language, constant profanity.

Social Behavior


Not applicable.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters are drug dealers

  • 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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