Courage Runs Deep.
Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common, Corey Johnson, Adam James
|Screenplay||Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss, from the novel by George Wallace, Don Keith|
|Editing||Michael J. Duthie|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Datasat|
|Produced by||Hunter Killer Productions, G-BASE, Hishow Entertainment, Millennium Films, Original Film, SprocketHeads, Tucker Tooley Entertainment|
|Language||Infrequent and Moderate Impact crude Language is used in the context of a manner of speech, sailor-war-talk, when expressing anger and frustration. This is aggressive at times in this intense war rescue, thriller plot. Language gives the flavour of the experience but is not excessive. However it is not suitable for younger children who are not cognitively developed enough who may choose to see this crude language as ‘normal’ and want to emulate it.|
|Violence||Frequent and Moderate in impact, Violence is realistic, tastefully drawn and not graphic. There are torpedo’s, under water casualties, as well as on land, as one might expect in a war action film but Violence is not excessive nor does it have many shots of close up or blood-letting. However, it is not suitable for younger children whose cognitive development is not strong enough to accept images that may be disturbing, distressing or upsetting within the context. There is intense suspense, threat and menace throughout which is both physically and mentally and emotionally exhausting.|
|Comments||This is not suitable for sensitive children viewers who are impressionable and may find the war content traumatic and disturbing, distressing, upsetting, or unsettling. The main message is ‘courage under fire’, and ‘sacrifice for the greater good’. This action packed war thriller has a sustained sense of suspense, threat and menace, throughout.|
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|R: Restricted||Rated R for violence and some language|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Helen Herimbi Seaworthy but only just.
Herschelle Benjamin Boeiende skaakspel tussen nasies.
Staff writer Playing out like an old-fashioned Cold-War/submarine thriller, Hunter Killer may pay lip-service to the current geopolitical climate (or, at least, since it was clearly made a few years ago, what the current geopolitical climate would look like under Hilary Clinton) but with just a tweak or two, it could easily have come out around the same time as Crimson Tide or even the Hunt For Red October. This is both its greatest strength and greatest weakness.
T. Durgin I’m making a command decision and holding my fire on this one. It entertained me!
Tomatometer Much like the submarine in its story, Hunter Killer cruises the murky action depths, following a perfunctory course into territory that’s been charted many times before.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Jeffrey M. Anderson Violence, language in passable military/submarine thriller.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 57%