Raised as a slave, Danny (Jet Li) is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart (Bob Hoskins), thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner (Morgan Freeman) who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.
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- Louis Leterrier
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; director's commentary; featurettes.
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS-HD Master AudioOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; director's commentary; featurettes. This disc contains both the theatrical and unrated versions of the movie.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film is extremely violent and isn't meant for kids. The fight scenes include the sounds of bones breaking, with prominent displays of blood, bruising, and limbs twisting. The premise itself is potentially distressing, as it has a young boy imprisoned and trained to fight on command by a loud-mouthed loan shark; he sets the grown-up version (Jet Li) loose on his debtors by growling "Get 'em!", feeds him chunks of food, locks him in a cage, and calls him his "dog." The underclass villains use harsh and colorful language (frequent use of "f--k," in multiple formations). The gangster assaults prostitutes on top of cars. Jet Li fights in an underground betting arena (like dogfights), where contestants use large knives and hammers, though eventually the gangsters become frustrated and use automatic weapons too. Many characters are killed in hand-hand-combat. There is a very disturbing scene where a child sees his mother shot in the head in front of him.
- Sexual Content
- Gangster engages in brief, brutal sex with prostitutes.
- Graphic, loud, specific martial arts and weapons.
- Many and varied uses of the f-word.
- Social Behavior
- Gangster keeps Jet Li locked in a cage, with a collar, and beats him savagely.
- Not applicable.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink and smoke.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it