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action & adventure, drama

Superstars Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell team up with a dazzling cast to form a crack S.W.A.T. team aiming to take down crime in this pulse-pounding, high-octane, action/adventure.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive role models
2 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

By-the-numbers explosion flick -- no surprises.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has extensive action peril and violence (not much blood, not too graphic). Characters are hurt and killed. There are some bad words. There are sexual references and situations, but nothing explicit. A character barfs onscreen. Suicide is portrayed as an honorable choice following disgrace. There is a politically incorrect Polish joke.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the other alternatives the character who commits suicide might have chosen.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 7
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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Solidly entertaining without being spectacular.

- Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine, Tuesday, May 20, 2008


- Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed, Wednesday, April 29, 2009


- Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound, Saturday, October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

2 stars


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010

0 star

Hated it!!!

- dukeakasmudge, Sunday, October 25, 2009

3 stars

Not that great.. it's an average action movie.

- citawijaya, Wednesday, June 24, 2009