Lost Bullet 2: Back for More Parent Guide
The car stunts are the only interesting part of this cut-and-paste revenge film.
Parent Movie Review
Still burdened by the murders of his brother and his mentor, Lino (Alban Lenoir) is moving on with his life. He’s back with the police, working with Julia (Stefi Celma) on the narcotics squad, and building up their pursuit vehicles between high-intensity chases with criminals. When he hears that Marco (Sebastien Lalanne), who had a hand in the murders, is not only alive, but being moved into witness protection, Lino goes back on the hunt for vengeance. Since corruption in the French police means that Marco will never see justice for his crimes, Lino resolves to take him somewhere he will have to answer for them…but he’s going to have to get him out of police custody first.
Having not seen Lost Bullet, to which this is a sequel, I was concerned about being able to follow the film. I needn’t have worried. If you’ve seen basically any revenge-thriller-action movie in your life, you’ll be able to pick this one up without too many problems. It’s lazy, clichéd, and so blandly familiar that I kept forgetting the characters’ names. Really, they could have been any number of other characters in other movies, traipsing ignorantly through the motions, waiting for the credits to roll.
But before the credits roll, a whole lot of cars do. This is from the Fast and Furious school of police work, where seemingly every member of any local police force has extensive training in hand-to-hand combat and aggressive driving. I’m not sure if they get trained in anything else, but it wouldn’t matter to the plot of the film one bit if they did. All they do is beat the snot out of each other and cause catastrophic accidents, usually with painful (and expensive) consequences for civilian motorists unfortunate enough to be sharing the same roads.
Parents unconcerned by this display of reckless driving will likely have other issues with the film. There isn’t as much profanity as I expected, but nearly a dozen f-bombs mean this isn’t a good choice for younger viewers. The violence is similarly minor, but characters seem to spend most of the movie with fake blood coating one side of their face, and a few people are shot and stabbed. Most of the body count isn’t explicitly seen, but the majority of these car collisions just aren’t survivable.
If you like seeing cars get launched into the air with dubious excuse, you’ll have a blast with Lost Bullet 2. The movie manages to display some fairly impressive car stunts, but it slows to a deathly crawl as soon as the filmmakers make any attempt at telling a story. If this had just been a two-hour stunt reel, I think I would have had a better time with the film. It would, at any rate, have spared me some truly pointless dialogue.Directed by Guillaume Pierret. Starring Stéfi Celma, Alban Lenoir, Pascale Arbillot. Running time: 98 minutes. Theatrical release November 9, 2022. Updated November 11, 2022
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Rating & Content Info
Why is Lost Bullet 2: Back for More rated TV-MA? Lost Bullet 2: Back for More is rated TV-MA by the MPAA for language, violence, smoking.
Violence: People are occasionally shot, stabbed, or severely beaten. More frequently, they are injured in serious car collisions and rollovers.
Sexual Content: None.
Profanity: There are 11 sexual expletives, 14 scatological curses, and occasional uses of mild swearing and terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Adult characters are briefly seen smoking cigarettes. There are references to drug smuggling. Some non-specific drugs are seized by police.
Page last updated November 11, 2022
Lost Bullet 2: Back for More Parents' Guide
Do you think Lino is justified in going outside the law to ensure that Marco pays for his crimes? Why or why not?