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Armored

action & adventure, drama, thrillers


Armored is an edge of your seat thriller of a heist gone wrong with Matt Dillon, Laurence Fishburne, Jean Reno and Columbus Short.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    41%
  • Audience Score
    31%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
1 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Violent urban crime flick is too intense for tweens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that although Armored is a violent crime film with lots of blood and a fair amount of strong language (including "s--t" and "f--k"), it's almost old-fashioned in its clearly defined take on "good guys" and "bad guys" and ultimately sends the message that crime isn't an easy way out. The main character reluctantly participates in the central heist scheme out of desperation, but when the "simple" job turns into a bloodbath, he decides to do the right thing. Sure, there are plenty of logic loopholes, and it's not exactly a life-changing cinematic experience, but older teens and adults might find it entertaining.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Ty's initial decision to go along with the robbery plan. Why does he do it? What other options did he have? What would you have done?
  • Do you think Ty would have gone through with the robbery if everything had stayed according to plan? What messages do his decisions send to viewers?
  • What's the impact of the movie's violence? Is it increased by the fact that it wasn't supposed to happen? How does Ty's reaction to what goes wrong with the plan affect how you react to the bloody consequences?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    41%
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  • Audience

    31%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

My husband and I thought that this movie was really good! Good acting, Good suspense. All around interesting and exciting film!

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, October 14, 2010

3 stars

My husband and I thought that this movie was really good! Good acting, Good suspense. All around interesting and exciting film!

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, October 14, 2010

3 stars

My husband and I thought that this movie was really good! Good acting, Good suspense. All around interesting and exciting film!

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, October 14, 2010