Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that I Am Wrath is a thriller about a former mercenary (John Travolta) who goes on a revenge-fueled bender after his wife is killed under suspicious circumstances. The movie is quite violent, with vigilante murders and shoot-outs. Most people die from gunshot wounds, but others are killed with knives or in an explosion. A few characters are badly injured but survive, and a child is taken hostage at gunpoint. Strong language includes "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "a--hole," etc., and there are a few scenes of strippers dancing -- but the scenes are so dark that viewers will see more random shots of skin or silhouettes than nakedness. Villains are portrayed stereotypically, as menacing people of color with big guns, tattoos, and seedy hangouts. In fact, there's very little to redeem any of the characters, all of whom seem to operate outside the law, and the only take-aways are that violence begets violence, and vigilantism rarely ends well.
Half-naked strippers visible in a few scenes. A woman suggestively gives a man a massage.
Incredibly high body count, beginning with the murder of Stanley's wife and continuing on to all those who stand in Stanley's way, including clueless passersby. Usually people are killed from gun wounds, but there are also kills from slit throats, stabbing, and neck-breaking. A child is taken hostage at gunpoint.
Several uses of "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "hijo de puta" ("son of a bitch"), and more.
The only message is that violence begets violence, and vigilantism rarely ends well.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Adults drink at clubs and bars.