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"DEAD MAN DOWN"
(2013) (Colin Farrell, Noomi Rapace) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Thriller: A man infiltrates the crime ring responsible for the murder of his wife and daughter two years earlier.
PLOT:
Victor (COLIN FARRELL) is the right-hand man of Alphonse (TERRENCE HOWARD), a Manhattan drug lord. Two years earlier, though, his name was Lazlo and he was a Hungarian immigrant with a wife and a child. Both were murdered by members of Alphonse's posse working with a vicious Albanian crime ring to claim various buildings and street corners throughout the New York metro area. Victor faked his own death and has spent the time since infiltrating Alphonse's organization for the purposes of one day exacting revenge.

Matters are complicated when his neighbor, Beatrice (NOOMI RAPACE), blackmails him with a video showing Victor strangling one of Alphonse's employees. Months earlier, a drunk driver slammed into her vehicle, causing an accident that has left her face and parts of her body scarred. The driver, though, was barely punished and is once again a free man. Beatrice orders Victor to kill the man or else she'll turn the video in to the police.

As the two conspire together, an attraction develops and Beatrice comes to learn of Victor's tragic past. Ultimately, Victor must engineer a final revenge plan that will also ensnare Albanian crime boss, Ilir (JAMES BIBERI); keep Beatrice and her mother, Valentine (ISABELLE HUPPERT) out of harm's way; and also spare Darcy (DOMINIC COOPER), a member of Alphonse's gang who he has become close friends with.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Only if they are fans of one of the actors. Older teens may also be enticed by the action-packed commercials.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For violence, language throughout, and a scene of sexuality.


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