2007 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD


2007 R 1h 53m Blu-ray / DVD
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A man who allegedly attempted to murder his wife gets locked in a battle of wits with a young assistant district attorney. After the man is freed on a technicality, the D.A. sets out on an obsessive mission to prove his guilt.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS 5.1 HD
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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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this legal thriller includes a lot of dialogue about legal and moral matters, which means it's not really for kids (and it probably won't interest most of them anyway). It begins with a brutal murder (the bloody-faced body is visible repeatedly); a character shoots himself (it's off-screen, but his bloody head and crumpled body are visible); and another is tackled by police (he struggles before being pressed to the floor). The film opens with very close, very dark shots of their a couple having sex; their affair inspires violent jealousy. Characters drink at parties and swear (language includes several uses of "f--k" and many other curses).

Sexual Content

Credits sequence shows a sex act in extreme, shadowed close-up (making it hard to decipher); a woman has an affair; talk of intercourse in a courtroom setting; man says his wife/kids left him because he had an affair; post-sex scene in bedroom (man and woman get dressed); repeated joke about a private investigator named "Dick" has innuendo; some crude language ("He's trying on the dress, he's sniffing the panties," "put your fingers up [the] skirt" of a dead woman, etc.).


Man shoots a woman in the face: Viewers see the shot, then the movie cuts to her falling and her bloody body on the floor (this image is repeated in flashbacks). The killer drags a bloody body across the floor, leaving a smear; man shoots himself off screen, but his bloody head is visible several times (in the present and in flashbacks); in a drawn-out scene, doctors "pull the plug" on a comatose patient; man is tackled by police, his face pressed into the floor.


Frequent uses of "f--k," as well as other language, like "a--hole," "hell," "s--t," "ass," "goddamn," "screwed," and "bastards."

Social Behavior

Man tries to kill his wife and fool the legal system; young lawyer struggles with corruption but eventually makes the right choice.


Mac laptops, cars (BMW, Porsche), L.A.'s Hotel Miramar.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking at parties.

  • 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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