'Premium Rush': 3 points for parents

By Shawn O'Neill

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Aug. 24 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in a scene from "Premium Rush."

Columbia Pictures

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  • Language and profanity: Profanity is used a lot in this film, including one use of the F-word. There is also threatening and demeaning language used.
  • Violence: Much of the violence comes from a bad cop. He threatens and hurts people physically. Organized crime members are seen punching a man, and there are guns used. Imagined scenarios show people being run over or hit by vehicles, but no blood is involved.
  • Organized crime: Gambling halls and loan sharks are shown within the underground community.
This is a hero film, but the hero doesn't obey laws and does not stop for police. With the language and violence, a good audience for this movie would be an age 15-plus crowd. There is a scene at a bar that has the main characters appearing tipsy. There is a good underlying message of doing what is right, but it is secondary to the action.

Shawn O'Neill is the Family Man Movie Reviewer on BYU Radio. His reviews can be heard on byuradio.org and on SiriusXM channel 143.

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