Life of Crime

2014 R 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD

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Life of Crime

2014 R 1h 41m Blu-ray / DVD
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After kidnapping a rich property developer's wife and holding her for ransom, two small time crooks discover that their plan has a major flaw: their hostage's philandering husband is in no rush to free her from captivity.
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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 Life of Crime is a crime comedy based on a classic Elmore Leonard novel. There's lots of language, including uses of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as some brief but strong sexual content. A couple of brief sex scenes include topless women, and one of the main characters is a married man who's cheating on his wife (there's a sex scene -- no nudity -- between him and his new lover). A woman is kidnapped, some blood is shown, and a man goes on a shooting spree, but violence generally isn't particularly intense. The characters definitely don't face any consequences for their crimes, and in some cases, good people are persuaded to turn bad. Teen fans of Quentin Tarantino may be interested in seeing this, since it has a connection to his film Jackie Brown, with some of the same characters. But it's recommended for mature viewers only.

Sexual Content

In two quick scenes, a minor character is shown having sex with two different women; the women's breasts are shown in both shots. (These are "illustrations" for a conversation between two characters about which woman has the largest breasts in town.) One of the main characters is a married man having an affair; they're shown having sex, but there's no nudity. A female character sunbathes with her bikini unclipped, but her breasts aren't shown. A man cuts a peephole into a door so that he can watch a kidnapped woman.


A woman is kidnapped by two men; they're fairly gentle to her, all things considered. She cuts her foot on some broken glass, and some blood is shown. She's also tied up and fitted with a mask. A man is conked on the head and stashed in a closet. Characters argue and physically struggle with one another. A man is hit by a car. A character goes on a shooting rampage and faces off with a bunch of cops, who surround his house. He's shot and killed. A second woman is tied up.


Language is strong throughout, with uses of "f--k," "s--t," and more.

Social Behavior

All of the characters wind up on the wrong side of the law, and though the movie ends ambiguously, it looks like they'll be rewarded for their illegal efforts, rather than punished.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink in a background way; no overindulgence.

  • 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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