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Release Date: October 31, 2008

Starring: Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy, Toby Kebbell, Dragan Micanovic, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Mark Strong, and Tom Wilkinson

Genre: Crime Thriller

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 114 minutes

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Content:

(PaPaPa, HoHo, HH, AbAb, AP, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, AAA, DDD, MMM,) Very strong mixed humanistic pagan worldview with immoral, anti-biblical behavior from every character, strong elements of homosexuality with implied homosexual activity, normalization of two explicit homosexual characters, two men slow dancing at a night club and one brief anti-American comment; at least 53 obscenities (mostly “f” words) and five profanities; very strong violence includes shooting, fighting, extended chase scenes, robbery, stabbing, clubbing a man over the head, people dropped in river, some torture, people are shot, club bouncer stabbed with a pencil, and father removes his belt to beat young boy in flashback scene; sometimes strong sexual content includes some unmarried kissing, implied sexual scene, brief depicted adulterous sex although nothing is shown, sexual dialogue, men make crude gestures, two men slow dancing and homosexual flirts with another man and promises sexual favors in return for information; some rear male nudity, upper male nudity, female cleavage; strong alcohol use in several scenes; very heavy drug use depicted including depicted overdose, strong cigarette smoking throughout movie, some cigar smoking; and, lying, cheating, blackmail, corrupt city officials, stealing.

Summary:

ROCKNROLLA, the latest crime thriller from British director Guy Ritchie, takes a look at the gangster underworld of modern-day London, where real-estate is now a bigger business than drugs. The movie is filled with violence, deviance and glorification of crime and should be avoided by media-wise viewers.

Review:

ROCKNROLLA, the latest Action/Crime movie from British director Guy Ritchie, takes a look at the gangster underworld of modern-day London, where real-estate is now a bigger business than drugs.

Lenny Cole (played by Tom Wilkinson) is the biggest real estate player in London. He has all the right people in his pocket, from politicians to police to thugs, and he can make any red tape disappear. However, there are a lot of other criminals and businessmen trying to get into the real estate market, and they will use any means necessary to knock Lenny from his perch.

From low-level street hustlers to high-end Russian mobsters to junkie rock stars, everyone is out to lie, cheat and steal their way to the top in this ultra-violent movie where no one is safe, and nothing is off-limits.

ROCKNROLLA feels a lot like Guy Ritchie’s other crime thrillers, LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS and SNATCH. He brings together the fast pace action and multi-layered story, along with some comedic elements, by using quick edits and fun camera angles. That said, his methods feel retread in this movie. It seems that Ritchie’s second verse is the same as his first.

The criminal element is disturbing, the violence and foul language are overwhelming, and the story feels unoriginal. ROCKNROLLA hosts a huge A-list cast, and every actor commits to giving a very good performance. However, the characters bring nothing redeemable to the story. Everyone is an anti-hero, and although some of them reap what they sow in a bizarre skewed morality, others continue and flourish in their wicked ways. Along with the over-abundance of immorality, the movie also has strong homosexual worldview elements that seek to normalize deviant behavior as well as some very strong depicted drug use.

All in all, ROCKNROLLA is not worth the time or money of any media-wise viewer. People of faith and values would be better served to spend their time seeking for worthwhile entertainment that does not glorify immoral, criminal behavior. To find which movies are morally uplifting, please go to www.movieguide.org.

In Brief:

ROCKNROLLA, the latest crime thriller from British director Guy Ritchie, takes a look at the gangster underworld of modern-day London, where real-estate is now a bigger business than drugs. Lenny Cole (played by Tom Wilkinson) is the biggest real estate player in London. He has all the right people in his pocket, from politicians to police to thugs, and he can make any red tape disappear. However, there are a lot of other criminals and businessmen trying to get into the market, and they will use any means necessary to knock Lenny from his perch.

The criminal element is disturbing, the violence and foul language are overwhelming, and the story feels unoriginal. ROCKNROLLA hosts a huge A-list cast, and every actor commits to giving a very good performance. However, the characters bring nothing redeemable to the story. Everyone is an anti-hero. Also, although some of them reap what they sow in a bizarre skewed morality, others continue and flourish in their wicked ways. Along with the over-abundance of immorality, the movie has strong homosexual worldview elements that seek to normalize deviant behavior as well as some very strong depicted drug use.