2014 R 1h 36m DVD


2014 R 1h 36m DVD
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While visiting Puerto Rico to complete the process of adopting a 7-year-old Haitian refugee, a young American couple becomes entangled in a bewildering web of duplicity when the child is kidnapped.
John Cusack, Ryan Phillippe, Rachelle Lefevre, Jacki Weaver, Luis Guzmán
Alan White
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+
age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Reclaim is a thriller centered on the issue of child trafficking. In the story, an American couple is swindled out of their money with the promise of being able to adopt a Haitian child. The movie begins with horrific images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, including dead bodies, bloody wounds, children in anguish, and general carnage. In the movie itself, characters have guns, and some are shot and killed. There's a brief fight scene and lots of chasing in cars and on foot, with crashes. Characters are also tied up and kidnapped. Language includes several uses of "f--k" and a few uses of "s--t." A main character is a recovering drinker (his drinking led to a tragic car accident in the past), though he doesn't drink at all in the movie's present. A married couple is shown kissing from time to time, and there's some background drinking and smoking.

Sexual Content

A married couple kisses from time to time and are generally affectionate toward each other.


The movie begins with some harrowing images of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, including dead bodies, bloody wounds, and children in anguish. In the movie itself, characters threaten each other with guns, and some characters are shot and killed. A character gets sucker punched and knocked to the floor. There's also a sudden car crash and several car chase scenes with crashes. Characters are kidnapped, tied up, and held hostage. There's a chase scene on foot, through city streets, with passersby being shoved out of the way.


Language isn't constant but does include a dozen or so uses of "f--k" or "motherf----r." "S--t" is also heard a couple of times.

Social Behavior

The end credits include a real-life message about child trafficking -- that it exists -- but the movie doesn't offer ways for the audience to help or learn more. The opening credits contain shocking imagery from the Haitian earthquake, but again, the movie doesn't offer any advice on how anyone could learn more or help (other than to adopt orphaned children).


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

In a flashback, the main character is shown very drunk, with his drunkenness contributing to a tragic car accident. In the present day, he's given up drinking, and though he's tempted by others, he doesn't partake. Secondary characters are shown drinking socially, and one of the supporting characters smokes a pipe and cigars.

  • 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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