Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that, like most action thrillers, this movie has several violent scenes: An international terror syndicate is responsible for blowing up a victim, launching a nuclear missile, and slitting the throat of anyone in their way. Nicolas Cage's character gets involved in several fights, and the FBI and the terrorists display enough ammo to fill the national armory. While there's no real gore (or blood, for that matter), the images are still disturbing. There's only one love scene, but there's a lengthy scene preceding it with Jessica Biel wrapped in a towel. Thanks to Biel's popularity and Cage's action cred, expect teens to want to see it, even though it's not being marketed as a teen film.
Cris and Liz kiss and in the next scene are bare shouldered in bed together (no nudity is visible, but they've obviously just had sex). One scene features a post-shower Liz wrapped in a short towel.
A woman is kidnapped and publicly blown up; two people's throats are slit (not gory). All the terrorists and FBI agents shoot guns, and several are killed. The unarmed hero fights off his enemies.
The usual suspects: "bulls--t," "s--t," "a--hole," "bitch," and the like.
The superhero's creed "with great power comes great responsibility" is in effect. All of the terrorists speak in French or with foreign accents.
Minor: FBI-issued Suburbans and other SUVs, Geneva watches.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Various characters smoke cigarettes. Terrorists take pills to prevent radiation poisoning.