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Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong violence, frequent coarse language and drug reference.

  • The pitch:

    The lights are on, but...

  • Starring:

    Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Rachelle Lefevre Frank Grillo, Clancy Brown, Izabela Vidovic, Marcus Hester, Omar Benson Miller, Chuck Zito

  • Directed by:

    Gary Fleder

  • Running time:

    100 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are shot (many/repeatedly), grabbed, held at gunpoint, arrested, pursued, punched, elbowed, shoved, kicked, tackled, wrestled, near-choked, hit with objects, threatened, stabbed, bound, head-butted, kidnapped (child), near-drowned, butt-whipped, pursued. Police raid, explosions, burning building, smashed glass. Playground bullying, property damage, home invasion, theft. Vehicle collisions (car, motorbike), vehicle rollover. Yelling, shouting, screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses, bloody faces, blood splatter, gunshot wounds, stab wounds, bloody clothing, bloody nose, bloody bandage. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple have sex against a car. Kissing, flirting. Exposed midriff, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People cook methamphetamine. People frequently smoke drugs. Drug-smuggling mentioned. Smoking (meth, cigarettes). Alcohol (beer, whiskey). Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words (heavy), s-words, a-words, b*tch, p*ssy. Name-calling. Derogatory term for disability. Religious exclamations. Rural, gender, police, redneck stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Methamphetamine, drug-dealing, father-daughter relationships, widowers, self-defense, drugs, addiction, DEA, Interpol, undercover police work, motorcycle gangs, new starts, anonymity, country towns, revenge, bullies, hitmen, snitches, threats, feuds, outsiders.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Son murdered in front of father. Deceased wife/mother mentioned. Prison, bar settings. Helicopter, cat, pelican, horses, dog, alligator. Snakes mentioned. Crawfish eaten. Spitting, shellfish allergy. Some shaky camerawork. Based on the novel by Chuck Logan.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Loud, lip-smacking, sufficient, adequate, serviceable, well-made, tense, compulsive, silly. Great performances, realistic chemistry between Statham and Vidovic, brisk pace, high-profile cast, slick fight scenes, snappy dialogue, clearly drawn characters, strong females.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Familiar, uninspired, joyless, unimaginative, profane, swampy, derivative, hyper-edited, clichéd, trashy, manipulative, disappointing, messy. Loose sub-plots, ham-fisted script.

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