Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is a thriller based on the real-life 1983 abduction of beer king Freddy Heineken in the Netherlands. But aside from the true-story aspect and a good performance by Anthony Hopkins (as Heineken), the movie isn't very thrilling or involving, and it's likely that few teens will be interested. There's some violence (guns are fired, cars chase and crash, and there's fighting, punching, and shoving), as well as general tension, anxiety, and arguing. Language is very strong, with multiple uses of "f--k," plus many uses of "s--t" and "p---y." Characters drink frequently and smoke cigarettes, typically in social settings or in a background way. One brief scene takes place in a sex shop (the male clerk flirts with one of the guys).
Brief scene of buying handcuffs in a sex shop; the clerk flirts with the customer.
Guns and shooting, but no victims. Fighting, beating up squatters in a building. Car chases/crashes. General tension, fighting, and anxiety.
Very strong language, including many uses of "f--k," "s--t," "ass," "a--hole," "p---y," "d--k," and "damn," plus "for Christ's sake."
There's a secondary theme about the corrupting power of money; Heineken says that you can be rich in two ways, with friends or money, but you can't have both.
Heineken beer is mentioned many times, in reference to one of the main characters.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Scenes of social drinking in a pub, plus beer drinking in a background way. Cigarette smoking. References to Freddy Heineken being a famous maker of beer.