Wrath of Man | 2021 | R | – 4.9.10
A newly hired security guard (Jason Statham) at an LA cash truck transport facility seems to have a special set of skills. It eventually becomes apparent that his motivation is not to protect the millions in transported cash but to settle a deadly score. Also with Holt McCallany, Rocci Williams, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Deobia Oparei, Laz Alonso, Raúl Castillo, Chris Reilly, Eddie Marsan and Niamh Algar. Directed by Guy Ritchie. [Running Time: 1:58]
Wrath of Man SEX/NUDITY 4
– A woman asks a man to join her for a beer and we see them in bed in the next scene (sex is implied); the man is shirtless and we see his bare chest and abdomen and the woman is covered to the bare shoulders by a sheet as she sleeps on her stomach. A fully nude man lies on a floor in a large room (we see his bare back, buttocks and legs) where three young women or teen girls sit wrapped in blankets and crying (it is presumably a sex trafficking situation) and we hear screaming in the background but it is unclear whether it is coming from another room or a porn video playing. A husband and his wife hug and kiss tenderly.
► Men make sexually suggestive remarks about a woman and talk disparagingly about her having gone through menopause. A man makes a sexually suggestive gesture by putting two fingers in his mouth and pulling them out slowly as another man walks by. A woman makes a comment about a man’s genitals. Several scenes include sexually suggestive remarks and banter between men and a woman.
► A picture of a nude man hangs in a locker and we see his bare back and buttocks. A woman wears a low-cut tank top that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders in a few scenes. A man wears a robe that reveals his bare legs to the boxer briefs when he falls back.
Wrath of Man VIOLENCE/GORE 9
– An armored truck is stopped on a road and gunmen surround it, throw gas canisters into the vehicle and threaten the guards inside; the guards get out and when one uncovers his face, the gunmen run away from the scene. An armed man handcuffs another man and slaps him in the face before leading him at gunpoint inside a building where others are threatened and handcuffed and others are shot and killed (we see some blood spurting); one gunman is shown with a bloody wound and he twitches, others exchange gunfire and blood sprays from wounds, one man strangles a gunman and takes his weapons and protective gear (we see blood on the floor), a man is shot and blood sprays on the door of an armored vehicle, two others are shot and we hear splatters, and a man shoots a gunman and they struggle until the first man stabs him in the throat (he gasps and gurgles). A man calls to another man and when he comes in view the first man shoots him (blood sprays). A man pulls a gun on another man, who slashes his throat and leaves him to die. A man shoots another man under the chin (blood sprays on the wall behind him).
► Several scenes show people being tortured for information: the scenes include people being beaten while they have plastic bags over their heads (we see a lot of blood and the people gasping for air against the plastic), a loved one of a man is wrapped with a plastic bag over her head to get the man to talk (she is OK later), we see several bodies with bloody wounds and bags over their heads, and a man is pulled out of bed and dragged on the floor with a bag over his head and we later hear him screaming as he is dragged off-screen.
► An armored car is stopped on a road where armed men threaten the two guards inside with guns, cut open the door on the side of the car, throw in a flash bomb and pull the occupants out; one of the guards tries to wrestle the gun from a gunman and he is shot twice in the head, and the second guard is then shot (we see blood splatter and this scene is repeated several times with different levels of detail). A gunman tells a young man to get out of a car and lie on the ground, and the gunman then shoots him in the back (we see bloody bullet wounds) and then shoots a man running toward them (we see him lying motionless on the ground with bloody wounds and blood pooling under him).
► We hear a man on a walkie-talkie being threatened during a money pick-up by a security company; the man’s colleagues in an armored truck drive away from the scene and we see the first man held at gunpoint and he has blood in his ear as a gunman hits him over the head with a gun; one of the guards shoots the first man’s attackers one by one as they try to shoot him (blood sprays and spurts as the bodies fall), one gunman runs away and the guard shoots him in the leg twice, he falls to the floor and the man shoots him at close range in the head (we see blood and matter on the ground around him). A man walks through an apartment shooting several other men as he goes through (we see blood spray and a few bloody wounds are visible). A man shoots a man in several specific places in the body, he falls back gasping and the man shoots him with one final time to kill him.
► A man shoots two times into a sofa next to a woman when he asks her about something that he found in her apartment (she answers him and he does not harm her). Men in an armored truck crash through a police barricade and speed away. A man is shown on life support in a hospital and a doctor later tells him that six bullets were removed from his body and that he lost a fifth of his blood. A man stands next to a toppled motorcycle as it smolders and we hear that he was struck by a drunk driver (the man does not seem to be harmed).
► We understand that a man’s son was killed during a robbery. We hear that information is given to people that rob transport trucks full of money. A woman accuses her ex-husband of killing their son. A man refers to someone being involved in porn, trafficking and kids. A man says, “I smell fear.” Images of coiling snakes, wolves baring their teeth and horses fighting accompany opening the credits. A man tells another man, “You’re not in your right mind right now.”
► A man has a bloody neck wound and we see blood spurt when he moves his hand off it. A man is shown with a scar on his face.
Wrath of Man LANGUAGE 10
– About 136 F-words and its derivatives, 8 sexual references, 12 scatological terms, 11 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, name-calling (old girl, scum, ironic, bastard, dark spirit, cold, filthy, handsome, reptile, risk, old man, Arabs, Mary Poppins, bad animals, hollow Dave, Limey, legend, psychopath, lunatic, idiot, flatfooted Limey, dark horse, Sticky John, posh, menopausal MILFs, diabetic house husband, hot Betty, boy sweat, rock star), exclamations (shut up, whatever, calm down), 3 religious profanities (GD), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus H, Christ, God, Jesus, Sweet Mother Of God, Jesus [F-word deleted] Christ). | profanity glossary |
Wrath of Man SUBSTANCE USE
– People in a pool hall drink beers and a man offers to buy another man a beer if he drinks it on the other side of the bar, a man talks about drinking enough beer until he’s drunk enough to fall asleep, men drink beer and smoke cigarettes in a room while playing cards, a man drinks a glass of whiskey, people drink at a house party, and a woman holds a glass of whiskey. A man smokes a cigarette.
Wrath of Man DISCUSSION TOPICS
– Murder, the death of a child, PTSD, torture, child porn, sex trafficking, armed robbery, revenge, heroism, doubt, taking responsibility, boredom, dignity, grudges.
Wrath of Man MESSAGE
– The thirst for revenge can make someone very violent.
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