Running Scared

Running Scared
Running Scared
  • R
  • 1h 59m
  • 2006
Rotten41%
Common Sense Media Iconage 18+
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Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious) stars in the fast-paced crime drama Running Scared from critically acclaimed director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler). Walker plays a low-level mobster who, in order to save his family, must recover a gun used in a mob hit before it's found by his bosses or the cops.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten41%
Critics Consensus: This film runs with frenetic energy punctuated by gratuitous violence but sorely lacks in plot, character development and stylistic flair.
Reviews
Time Out
Trevor Johnston
Rotten

With audiences jaded by the usual sex and splatter, do the filmmakers have no qualms about juicing...

June 21, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Hap Erstein
Rotten

Presumably patterned after Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, but substantially more graphic, there is s...

June 21, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Fresh

June 21, 2017
Observer
Andrew Sarris
Fresh

The end result of all these cross-mob confrontations is an orgy of nihilistic violence that is cur...

June 21, 2017
AV Club
Scott Tobias
Rotten

It says something when the most sympathetic character is a kid who shoots his dad with a stolen pi...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Grim tale of revenge and fear. Not for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is absolutely not for kids. It's determinedly violent and disturbing. Characters include gangsters, drug dealers, junkies, an abusive stepfather, a prostitute and pimp, and a couple who kidnap children to film in pornographic situations: all are explicitly indicated, if not shown on screen; one scene has characters in a strip bar, where a dancer appears in a brief full frontal nudity shot. Murders and abuses are committed with a variety of weapons, including guns, knives, and hockey pucks; characters appear in various states of undress; language is excessive (over 300 uses of "f--k").

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:February 24, 2006
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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