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Unlocked | 2019 | R | – 1.7.6

content-ratingsWhy is “Unlocked” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “violence and language.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a couple of suggestive remarks, an accusation of inappropriate sexual advances by a teacher, and a couple of cleavage revealing outfits; several gunfights, hand-to-hand combat, dog attacks and stealthy knife attacks that end in very bloody wounds and death, a child exposed to a virus that causes bleeding from facial orifices, and references to real-life terrorist attacks; and nearly 20 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


A CIA interrogator (Noomi Rapace) dealing with guilt over a mission gone wrong is pulled back into service to uncover a plot to release biological weapons in London. She soon realizes that not everyone is who they say they are. Also with Orlando Bloom, Toni Collette, John Malkovich, Michael Douglas, Eric Lasch, Matthew Marsh and Tosin Cole. Directed by Michael Apted. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in an Arabic language with English subtitles and a few others are translated. [Running Time: 1:38]

Unlocked SEX/NUDITY 1

 – We hear that a woman broke her teacher’s arm when she was a teenager because he was “touching her classmates.” A woman translates what a man said as having told his boss that the boss’s wife has large hips, good for making babies, “like my best sheep.” A woman holding a man at gunpoint in an apartment tells him to go to the bedroom and that she is going to tie him up and he makes a couple of suggestive remarks.
 A woman wears a short robe and low-cut teddy that reveals cleavage and bare legs to the upper thighs. A woman wears a short dress that reveals her bare thighs above knee high boots. A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage in a few scenes.


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Unlocked VIOLENCE/GORE 7

 – A woman screams from inside a room and we hear a scuffle; armed men break into the room and the woman shoots three of them (blood sprays), and she continues to shoot as she makes her way out of the room and through a hallway while protecting a man behind her; the man is shot in the leg (we see blood) and then in the head (blood sprays on the wall). We hear gunfire in the background of a scene and a man enters a room holding bloody wound on his abdomen, he slumps to the floor as a woman escapes and we see him shot again at close range; the woman is shot at as she runs away. A man shoots another man, two other men positioned in trees (he falls from the tree) and several people in a van and exiting a van (not much blood is shown because it is dark); another man is shot in the throat (we hear him gurgling and we see a lot of blood) and he falls off a pier, he is then shot in the back (he is shown floating dead in water) and a woman opens fire on the first gunman. A man and a woman shoot at each other, a grenade is thrown and the explosion sends the woman over a railing where she dangles over a long shaft and another man tries to make her lose her grip; he is pulled over the railing and we see him fall down the shaft slamming into the sides as he falls and he is shown laying in a puddle of blood on the ground later. A woman passes a man on crowded stairs and slashes him with a knife on the leg; he stumbles and falls as blood gushes from the wound and he dies. A man slits another man’s throat (blood pours on the floor when he falls). A man is injected with something by another man and we see him floating dead in a swimming pool.
 A man and a woman fight in a hallway, he draws a large knife and slashes toward her, hits her in the face and we see blood on her nose; they get in an elevator, another man with two large dogs gets in, we hear a commotion from inside the elevator and when the door opens we see that the man has been attacked by a dog and one dog has been shot (we see slash marks on the man’s face and neck and the dog flinches in a pool of blood); the man throws the woman to the floor, she spits in his face and he holds a gun on her, the other man shoots him in the back, then shoots him two more times and sics the other dog on him (we see blood and the man screams as the dog attacks him and the scene changes before we see the end result). A woman holds a gun on two men, she hits one man in the face hard twice and he gurgles blood as he slips out of his chair and to the floor. A man riding a moped in a tunnel is grabbed off the bike and pulled into a van as it drives along next to him; the van continues and we see the man inside being punched and bound and a bag is placed over his head (we see his bloody face). Armed police break into an apartment and a woman holds a gun on two of them, they flip a table, she stumbles back and is shot in the chest with a taser as a man enters the room and fights the two officers, slamming their heads (both are shown with bloody faces and heads lying on the floor). A woman holds a man at gunpoint when she finds him in an apartment stealing a TV; she ties him up and tapes his mouth. A man fights with two men and one ends up with a bloody face. A woman knees a man in the groin twice and he leans over moaning, she holds a gun to his knee, he punches her and she falls down a flight of stairs. A woman sees a man holding a gun on her in a reflection in glasses on a table (he does not fire). Biological weapons are place in ventilation tubes in elevators in a crowded stadium complex.
 A video is shown of a young boy in quarantine in a bed and he is twitching uncontrollably as blood runs from his eyes, nose and mouth; people talk about the virus that has caused these symptoms. We see a few flashbacks to the aftermath of a bombing on a bridge in a major European city where bloody wounded and dead bodies are shown (one woman seems to be missing part of her arm with blood on her clothing and arm) and we hear that 24 people died, including children. We see a dead man floating in a swimming pool. A man being interrogated is shown with a very bloody face. Several men are shown dead in and around a van and we see bloody wounds. A man is shown being pulled out of a body of water (it is implied that he was murdered). A woman is shown with a cut and bruise on her cheek after a fight.
 We see photos of a ship at sea billowing smoke and another photo of a hangar with many coffins lined up on the floor. A man is shown preparing a biological weapon and he places one into a cage with several white mice (we do not see what happens to them after it is deployed).
 We hear that an attack is being planned for an American target with a biological weapon. We hear that MI5 raided an apartment where Egyptian students were living. We hear that a woman broke her teacher’s arm when she was a teenager because he was “touching her classmates.” We hear that a woman was a teen runaway and that she was in foster care. A man says that his mother died and his father abandoned him.
 Two young boys playing soccer kick a ball through the window (glass shatters onto the floor) of a lab where a biological weapon is being prepared and they walk in to retrieve the ball.


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Unlocked LANGUAGE 6

 – About 17 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture, 8 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (silly me, stupid), exclamations (shut-up, get up), 8 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus Christ, Jesus, Ready For God’s Work, Oh My God, Thank God, God Called Me, We Are All In God’s Hands, God Bless Him, God Has Willed It). | profanity glossary |


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Unlocked SUBSTANCE USE

 – A man is injected with something by another man and we later see him floating dead in a swimming pool. People at a bar are shown drinking wine and whisky, and a man has a glass of whisky on a table in front of him.


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Unlocked DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – CIA operatives, International cooperation, terrorism, guilt, manipulation, biological warfare, whistleblowers, immigration, fatwa, teen runaways, foster care, trust, abandonment, Iraq, Afghanistan, the London Tube bombing.

Unlocked MESSAGE

 – Bygones are bygones and sometimes it wasn’t your fault so move on but trust nobody.

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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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