Picture from Max Payne
Overall D

Based on the video game of the same name, Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) is a cop determined to seek revenge for the slaying of his loved ones. Sparing no ammunition, the weapon-wielding vigilante soon discovers his foe is more formidable than imagined.

Violence D
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D+
Substance Use D+

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence including intense shooting sequences, drug content, some sexuality and brief strong language.

Talk to your kids about…

Max Payne

Despite the failings of the justice system, should a person be able to take the law into their own hands? What might be the wider repercussions of such activities?

How does Max deal with the death of his family? What impact does it have on his relationships with other people?

How does greed influence characters in this film?

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