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Kin Parents Guide, Review and Rating

ratingA teen boy's (Myles Truitt) life is thrown into a tailspin when his older brother (Jack Reynor) comes home from prison; the men he owes protection money to come after him, and the two brothers run away with a mysterious weapon they found in an abandoned building. Also with Dennis Quaid, Zoë Kravitz, James Franco, Michael B. Jordan and Lily Gao. Directed by Jonathan Baker and Josh Baker. [Running Time: 1:42]

Kin SEX/NUDITY 3

 - Women in a strip club are shown wearing skimpy outfits that reveal shoulders, cleavage, abdomens, the sides of their breasts and legs to the lower buttocks; some of the women serve drinks and others dance provocatively on stage.


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Kin VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 - A man arms himself with a crowbar and enters an office where four men are robbing a safe: they argue briefly and one man pulls a gun and shoots another man in the chest (we see blood and he falls to the floor where he dies); another man is shot in the neck and he thrashes as he bleeds out and dies (we see a lot of blood), another man gasps after being shot and dies off-screen and one man runs to a car and speeds away from the scene as he is being shot at. Several men cut a police station security door open and enter with guns drawn; we hear gunfire exchanged and see several officers fall dead, we see one officer with a bloody abdominal wound as a gunman shoots him in the head killing him, and a man in a jail cell is dragged out by the feet and he is kicked in the abdomen as man with a gun stands over him. A teen boy with a laser weapon shoots two men and they blow up into a cloud of particles; he shoots another and he is thrown through a wall and a filing cabinet falls on top of him. A man holds a gun to another man's head in a building, a teen boy shoots a laser weapon and a blast shoots through the roof of the building; a grenade is thrown into the building and everything freezes in time, time begins again and a man is shot in the head (he falls dead and no blood is shown).
 A man tries to dance on stage with a woman in a strip club and two men approach him and pull him off the stage; another man punches him hard in the abdomen, he falls and the three men punch and kick him several times while he is down until a teen boy holding a weapon enters and fires it, blowing up a pool table.
 A man holds a gun on several men in a room and tells them to put their hands up while a teen boy holds a laser weapon on the men; the man kicks another man hard in the crotch and he and the teen run away, the boy fires his weapon and hits a car that flips in the parking lot and they speed away in a car as they are shot at by the other men. A teen boy walks through an abandoned building and discovers a headless body wearing a protective suit (we see glowing embers at the neck and blood splatter on the wall behind the body), and then sees several other bodies around the area (no blood is visible but one body seems to be smoldering). A body on the floor of an abandoned building rolls over and reaches for a teen boy and the boy runs away in fear.
 Two security guards are struck unconscious by a person in a dark, abandoned building. A man shoves his son by the head/neck and tells him to get out; they argue briefly and the young man leaves. Several men fight in a street; we see them from a distance shoving each other. A man puts a gun on a counter in a convenience store when the proprietor tells him that the bathrooms are for employees only; the first man unzips his pants and urinates on the floor (we see the stream and a puddle). A teen boy shoves his brother on the gambling floor of a casino, they argue, the man punches a couple of the guards and he is tackled and handcuffed (we see the man in a jail cell later). A man and a teen boy get on their knees and put their hands behind their heads as many armed police and FBI agents surround the building they are in.
 A teen boy has a nightmare about bodies that he found in an abandoned building and wakes in a start. A man slaps himself in the face a couple of times.
 Two people wearing heavy protective suits and helmets steal two motorcycles and speed on highways on them. Two people on motorcycles speed through a police road block. An abandoned building is seen at night and we hear rumbling sounds and flashes of what looks like laser beans shooting across an open area and through a window, shattering it. Several men carrying sledgehammers enter a man's house and we hear crashing and smashing as they destroy the property (we do not see the action).
 A few scenes show two people wearing heavy protective suits and helmets and they use a device that hovers and glows to try to locate a weapon. A teen picks up a weapon and it makes a noise like it's charging, it whirrs and lights up and parts of the shell of the weapon open. A teen boy fires a weapon and it blows up a haystack in a field. A teen boy plays a video game using a gun.
 A man reprimands another man and makes him stand in the corner of a room (we see that the man has a bloody ear). A large dog lunges and barks aggressively at a man walking by.
 A man teaches a teen how to do donuts in a parking lot; the boy laughs and yells as he spins around in the car. A teen boy pulls wires out of the walls of an abandoned building and sells them to a man.
 A man talks about another man stabbing someone on the ear 6 times. A man reprimands his son for "scrapping." A man asks his son, "Why are you getting in fist fights?" A man tells his son, "Your brother got out [of jail]. I want you to be careful around him." A woman tells a man, "I could take you in a fist fight." A man tells a teen boy, "We're gonna scare 'em, but we're not gonna hurt 'em." A man orders other men to find someone and says, "I want his head." A teen boy says that his parents caused a scar on his hand; a woman shows several burn scars on her arm and says that her parents burned her when she wouldn't stop crying.
 Several people stand around a fire outside mourning a man's death and we see the body laid on a board as a man speaks about the deceased man (no wounds are visible). A teen boy visits the grave of his mother.
 A teen boy bumps into a server and she spills a tray of drinks on the floor. A man and a teen boy urinate on the side of a road and we hear the trickle. A man jokes about how bad a boy's shoes smell. A man shows tattoos on his hand and arm and says one wards off evil spirits and the other "Wards off Mexicans." A teen boy poses in a mirror while holding a large weapon and practices intimidating aggressors. Glowing shapes appear on the hands of a man and a teen boy.


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Kin LANGUAGE 5

 - At least 1 F-word, 1 obscene hand gesture, 21 scatological terms, 6 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, name-calling (cheap, ex-con, crazy, outsider, monster), exclamations (bummer), 5 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |


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Kin SUBSTANCE USE

 - A man drinks from a bottle of beer, people in a strip club drink whiskey and beer, several people in a strip club drink shots of liquor, a teen boy guzzles a soda as if it is a beer, drinks are shown on tables as men play poker and the room is smoke-filled, people drink alcoholic beverages in a casino, and a man is shown sleeping in bed holding an empty bottle of liquor. A man smokes a cigarette outside a house, a man smokes in a van, a man smokes in a car, and men smoke cigarettes in a poker room.


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Kin DISCUSSION TOPICS

 - Robbery, doing jail time, protection money, bad decisions, fitting in, war, doing the right thing, loneliness, forgiveness.

Kin MESSAGE

 - Do the right thing even if it's not easy.

CAVEATS

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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