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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.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
2 out of 5
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Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
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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?

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2 stars

- citawijaya, Thursday, July 1, 2010

3 stars

"They have a plan that's going to catch EVERYBODY off-guard." A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution. REVIEW New guy at an armored car company gets talked into becoming involved in an armored car heist by his fellow drivers in order to score some quick cash. The problem is that they really don't have much of a plan and when complications arise things turn deadly. Fast moving popcorn action film has a great deal going with it. First off the film is under 90 minutes so the film doesn't really have the time to bog down in plot. It cranks everything up and just goes. Next the film has some great action sequences so one moves towards the edge of ones seat. Lastly the film has a stellar cast that include Matt Dillon, Jean Reno and Laurence Fishburne. Its a first rate cast that sells and covers over the story's short comings. This isn't brain surgery its a popcorn movie and on that level it scores highly. Worth a look.

- mrpopcorn, Friday, June 4, 2010

1 star

Not something worth watching more then once

- dukeakasmudge, Monday, April 12, 2010