10 CENT PISTOL

"No Honor Among Thieves"

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Content: -4 Gross immorality, and/or worldview problems.
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What You Need To Know:

10 CENT PISTOL follows two career thieves named Jake and Easton, who have mostly committed burglaries. They work for a crime kingpin named Punchy. However, in the movie’s opening scene they have gathered several criminal friends and tricked their way into Punchy’s home. There, they beat and eventually kill Punchy’s son when he can’t reveal where a million dollars’ worth of savings bonds that Punchy cheated them out of are hidden. The movie then jumps back in time to reveal why the men wanted to rob their crime boss in the first place. The ending returns to the search for the stolen bonds, finishing up with a lot of double-crosses.

10 CENT PISTOL expertly leaps time frames in the style of PULP FICTION to keep viewers intrigued and engaged. However, 10 CENT PISTOL has a thoroughly pagan worldview without any the redemptive aspects of PULP FICTION. It contains nearly constant foul language and some extreme violence. Finally, it promotes marijuana use, making it look sexy and romantic, and promotes criminal activity. Needless to say, 10 CENT PISTOL is an unacceptable movie.

Content:

(PaPaPa, LLL, VVV, S, N, DD, MMM) Very strong amoral, immoral pagan worldview about two career thieves who team up with a mysterious, two-timing woman to steal $1 million worth of bonds back from their crime boss; at least 140 obscenities (mostly “f” words) and 18 mostly strong profanities; very strong and strong violence includes two big gun battles with shooters killing each other in standard action-movie fashion without much blood, one main character shoots another man multiple times with a machine gun, but he’s only seen with the gun pumping in his hands, then another man sees the body with blood all around it, and shoots the dead man some more (the same victim was punched and kicked hard several times before being shot); it’s implied and discussed that the woman in the middle of the plot is having affairs with the two male protagonists at various times, but no actual sex is shown; upper male nudity when one man climbs out of bed where woman lies; no alcohol use; woman smokes marijuana, and this is portrayed as sexy and romantic, as she blows smoke into the mouth of one of her boyfriends in one scene; and, very strong miscellaneous immorality includes deception, impersonating a police officer, kidnapping, carjacking, lying, betrayal, and cheating.

More Detail:

10 CENT PISTOL is a well-made but amoral thriller in the vein of PULP FICTION, about two career thieves who team up with a mysterious, two-timing woman to steal $1 million worth of bonds back from their crime boss. 10 CENT PISTOL has a strong pagan worldview with almost constant foul language, some extreme violence and content promoting marijuana use.

The story follows two career thieves named Jake (JT Alexander) and Easton (Damon Alexander), who have mostly committed burglaries. They work for a crime kingpin named Punchy (Joe Mantegna). However, in the movie’s opening scene they have gathered several criminal friends and tricked their way into Punchy’s home. There, they beat and eventually kill Punchy’s son, H-Wood (Thomas Ian Nicholas), when he can’t reveal where a million dollars’ worth of savings bonds that Punchy cheated them out of are hidden.

The movie then jumps out of time frame to reveal why the men wanted to rob their crime boss in the first place. It’s shown that Easton made a mess of a hitman job and was about to get sentenced for multiple murders, but pled guilty to a lesser charge that only put him in jail for 13 months.

During those 13 months, his crime partner, Jake, started an affair with Danneel (Jena Malone), a comically awful aspiring actress whom Easton had been involved with first. She jumps back into Easton’s arms when he returns, stirring resentment in Jake and starting to make a severe rift between the men. So, Jake wants to ruin Easton’s life even as he appears to be including him in an attempt to rob Punchy of the bonds Punchy stole from them.

The movie climaxes with a jump back to the original crime involving Punchy’s son, with writer/director Michael C. Martin expertly leaping time frames in the style of PULP FICTION to keep viewers intrigued and engaged. While all of the characters are ultimately criminals or lured to do bad things, the movie is so well made that there’s no denying the filmmaking talent on display.

However, 10 CENT PISTOL has a thoroughly pagan worldview without any the redemptive aspects of PULP FICTION. It contains nearly constant foul language and some extreme violence. Finally, it promotes marijuana use, making it look sexy and romantic, and promotes criminal activity. Needless to say, 10 CENT PISTOL is an unacceptable movie.

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