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The Fate of the Furious | 2017 | PG-13 | - 4.6.5

The team from the first 7 installments returns to battle cyber terror and are tested to their limits when they find themselves in a battle against one of their own. With Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Kristofer Hivju and Scott Eastwood. A few lines of dialogue are in Spanish and Russian with English subtitles. Directed by F. Gary Gray. [2:16]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Women wear low-cut tops, crop tops, short shorts and skirts in several scenes that reveal cleavage, bare buttocks, abdomens and legs to the hips. A woman wears a top that reveals her bare back to the waist, cleavage and the side of her breast. Scantily clad women dance suggestively in a few car show/racing scenes.
 A shirtless man stands in a doorway as a woman hugs him from behind, he picks her up and they kiss; we see them kissing in bed together later and sex is implied (the man is shown bare-chested and the woman wears a camisole that reveals cleavage). A woman kisses a married man in front of his wife. A man and a woman (they're a married couple) kiss and hug.
 A man says of a woman, "She's definitely a 10," and she rolls her eyes. A man talks about not being able to recognize himself when he urinates in the cold.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is shot twice and he recoils from the impact as he hits the ground (no blood is shown). A woman is shot in the head off-screen (we see a flash of the shot) and a man yells in anger. A man is shot at repeatedly and he uses a shield to protect himself; he saws the gas tank of a limousine open and lights a flare, threatening to blow the car up with two men inside.
 Two men fight with heavy punches landing: one man lifts the other man up and slams him on the hood of a car, where he punches down hard on the man's head, breaking his neck (we see blood on the man's nose and face). A woman fights with a man who picks her up and throws her against a glass window, into a control panel and through a window before she hits him hard in the crotch and he falls over a railing and into a submarine propeller (we see blood spray on a wall).
 A man detonates a weapon that knocks out the power in a facility, then detonates it again and a nuclear submarine's power is knocked out and helicopter crashes to the ground, powerless. A series of explosions blow up a compound as several cars speed away; military vehicles chase the cars, a wrecking ball swings through the area and crushes several of the chasing vehicles as the others speed away. A man drives through a warehouse as he is being shot at by cars chasing him; an I-beam falls from above and crushes one chasing car while two others crash into the beam and flip. A large explosion throws several people in an office to the ground; a man is pinned under a metal plate and we see rubble and smoke as two people with guns walk through, steal something and then leave.
 A man holds a gun to a woman's head and another man holds a gun to the first man's head (no one shoots). A man holds a gun to a woman's head. A man holds a gun to the head of a pilot mid-flight.
 Many cars being controlled remotely are driven erratically through city streets; many cars are driven out of a hi-rise parking garage and onto cars on the street below (we do not see any injuries but we see many cars piled up on the ground); police cars and motorcycles crash and drivers are thrown over other vehicles (we do not see injuries), and a man fires an automatic weapon at other cars and several explode and burst into flames. Many cars shoot at another car as it speeds through a facility.
 Several cables are shot into a car from other cars and they all struggle to maintain a hold on the car as their wheels spin and smoke and turn red hot; one car is flipped on its top, two other cars are flipped and crash into each other and a truck is tipped on its side.
 Many military vehicles chase several cars onto ice (one car spins out and then rights itself); one military vehicles shoots missiles at the cars and one truck is struck in the back a couple of times (occupants are unharmed); a tank fires at the military vehicles and several explode as the ice breaks under a car, it falls in the frigid water and the driver holds onto the door as the tank pulls him along the ice attached to a cable. Torpedoes are launched under ice and break through to the surface where vehicles are speeding; a man steps out of his vehicle, slides on the ice while holding onto the door and redirects a torpedo toward a truck armed with missiles that explodes along with several others. A truck crashes into another truck carrying missiles and several missiles are launched blowing up other vehicles. A heat seeking missile chases a car; the car takes the missile to an ice covered hill, slides off and gets back on track toward the car and it then directs the missile toward a submarine that when struck explodes in a ball of flames as the driver of the car hides behind other cars to shield him from the flames. Two men in cars race through busy streets while motorcycles speed ahead to stop traffic as they speed through; one car speeds through trash piles on a street corner, they swerve to avoid a horse-drawn wagon, a motorcycle speeds through café tables, and a motorcycle is pushed in front of one car and they crash together but the car keeps driving; one car bursts into flames and the windshield shatters, the driver jumps out as the car careens over a bridge and into the ocean (the driver appears unharmed). A car speeds through streets and a scaffolding falls on top of him trapping him (the driver does not appear harmed). Cars speed through a park and people scatter to avoid being struck.
 A car side swipes an SUV an careens through a fence and onto its side (we see the driver pinned inside with some scratches on his face). A man in a car speeds onto an airfield where a plane lowers to the runway, opens a hatch in the back and the car speeds into the plane as the plane lifts off again. A woman with a parachute jumps out of a plane mid-air.
 Jail cell doors open and many inmates charge out and attack guards; shots are fired (rubber bullets), tasers are engaged, people fight with punches, kicks and throws; one man is shot several times with rubber bullets until he takes the gun away from the shooter and knocks him out with it, a man is stabbed in the chest (we do not see blood), a man's arm is closed in a heavy door, a man head-butts a guard wearing a helmet. A man fights many other men with punches, kicks and slams. A shackled man breaks his chains and lifts another man off the ground pinning him against a wall by the throat; the man then drops him to the ground and he coughs and gags briefly. A woman bumps into another woman's shoulder as she walks by as a snub. A man carrying an infant in a carry seat fights with many men on a plane; they shoot at each other, punch and kick each other (the one man and the child are unharmed).
 A woman is gagged and restrained in a chair. A man in a jail cell punches a cement wall repeatedly, pulls a cement desk off a wall and uses it to do bicep curls.
 A prisoner in a jail cell draws his thumb across his throat and tells another prisoner, "Dead" as he walks by. Two men taunt and threaten each other from opposite jail cells. Two men threaten each other with violence in several scenes. Two men talk aggressively about racing for a car. Two men talk about a nuclear weapon having gone missing and one tells the other that if he does not succeed on this mission he will go to prison. Several people are shown handcuffed in a conference room. A man threatens another man, "I'm gonna punch your teeth so far down your throat..." A woman tells a story about people watching their babies being snapped up by crocodiles at a river's edge. A man says, "Before I throw up in my mouth." A man talks about difficulty urinating in the cold.
 A woman shows a man a large collection of weapons including automatic weapons and knives.
 Pre-teen girls on a soccer team do a warrior dance toward an opposing team led by their coach and the opposing team looks frightened (one girl walks off the field).
 A fish market is shown and we see large knives being used to hack off the heads of fish (blood is seen as the head and body separate).


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LANGUAGE 5 - At least 1 F-word, 3 sexual references, 1 sexual hand gesture, 15 scatological terms, 15 anatomical terms, 24 mild obscenities, name-calling (crazy, boy band, training wheels, Little Nobody, scar face, criminal, bogeyman, slick, British biscuit, traitor, twinkle toes, Devil's bung hole, insane, shrinkage, bastards, Blanta--Black Santa, Revenge of the Nerds), exclamations (nonsense, shut-up, motha), 4 religious profanities (GD), 6 religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, God Knows, Jesus, Oh God, a computer program is called "God's Eye," God).


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SUBSTANCE USE - Men and women are shown in a bar and one woman drinks tea (it is not clear what the other patrons are drinking), and a man tells another man "the beer's on me."


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Fate, family, nuclear weapons, cyber-terror, Interpol, choices, rage, accountability.

MESSAGE - Never turn your back on family.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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