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Never Back Down

It seems too good to be true when a hot babe (Amber Heard) invites new kid Jake Tyler (Sean Faris) to a party --and it is. Instead of being a guest, it turns out he's only there to act as a punching bag for the girl's tough-guy boyfriend (Cam Gigandet). Determined to get even with the bully, Jake finds a mentor (Djimon Hounsou) and starts training in Mixed Martial Arts. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Theater Release: 13 Mar 2008
Video Release: 28 Jul 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Never Back Down is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material involving intense sequences of fighting/violence, some sexuality, partying and language -- all involving teens.

Cast: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet.
Studio: Summit Entertainment

Detailed Review

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Why Is Never Back Down Rated PG-13?

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