London Boulevard

2010 R 1h 43m Blu-ray / DVD

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London Boulevard

2010 R 1h 43m Blu-ray / DVD
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Colin Farrell stars as a paroled ex-con whose attempt at straight life includes taking a job as a handyman for a reclusive young starlet. This adaptation of Ken Bruen's novel marks the directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter William Monahan.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, English SDH
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
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 London-set crime/gangster drama about a reformed criminal trying to "go straight" is filled with arguing and fighting, as well as many violent killings and plenty of blood. Language is incredibly strong, with "f--k" and "c--t" used almost constantly. Characters regularly smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol, and two supporting characters smoke pot; one is shown to be addicted to drugs and alcohol. There's also some topless female nudity and some kissing and suggested sex between the main characters.

Sexual Content

In a nightclub, topless women are shown, and other (clothed) women perform sexy dances. The main male and female characters kiss and are seen lying in bed together, though no nudity is shown. Secondary characters are seen preparing for "kinky" sex, with the man handcuffed to a bed and the woman wearing a slinky outfit. There's also heavy innuendo; a man makes a vulgar "licking" motion in one scene.


Lots of bloody, realistic fights, with characters punching and hitting each other and spattering blood. Several characters are killed violently via shooting, stabbing, beating, and pummeling. Dead bodies are shown. The main character punches a woman and knocks her out.


Very strong, constant language, with multiple uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "c--t," plus "ass" and "Jesus Christ" (as an exclamation).

Social Behavior

London Boulevard suggests that transitioning from a life of crime to one of legitimacy is next to impossible, even if you're genuinely determined. The criminals in this movie seem successful, and the good people seem downtrodden.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Nearly every character smokes cigarettes throughout the movie. The main character's sister also seems to have a drinking and/or drug problem. Most characters drink from time to time: scotch, beer, and vodka (some occurs at a big party). Two secondary characters smoke pot in two different scenes. Some gangsters appear drunk and/or high in one violent sequence. Reference to Methadone.

  • 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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