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The Gunman

The Gunman
The Gunman
The Gunman
  • R
  • 1h 55m
  • 2015
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From the director of Taken comes The Gunman, a pulse-pounding action thriller starring two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn. It’s been eight years since Jim Terrier (Penn) worked as a black ops assassin and now someone from his old organization wants him dead. Pursued across Africa and Europe by elite hit men, Terrier is dragged back into his dangerous past as he engages in a relentless cat-and-mouse game to take out the man who betrayed him. Idris Elba, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance and Oscar® winner Javier Bardem costar in a hair-trigger thrill ride the critics are calling, “Intense!” (Dave Karger, Fandango)
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: With an uninspired plot and rote set pieces that are overshadowed by its star's physique, The Gunman proves a muddled misfire in the rapidly aging Over-50 Action Hero genre.
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Overly serious and convoluted Sean Penn action thriller.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Gunman -- an action thriller starring Sean Penn -- has lots of bloody violence, with shooting, killing, and explosions. Characters often kill without consequence. Language includes more than one use of "f--k" and "s--t," as well as other words. There's one sex scene (though no sensitive body parts are shown) and a few other brief sexual situations (including naked male bottoms shown in passing). One minor character appears to have a drinking problem, and social drinking and smoking is shown. The movie has some buried messages about global economics and the exploitation of natural resources, but otherwise, it's a very serious and convoluted movie that most teens won't want to bother with.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:March 20, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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