Parents need to know that this intense spy thriller, which jumps between the late 1960s and the late 1990s, centers on a trio of agents who — despite being celebrated as heroes — share a dark secret about a covert mission.
Expect several fight scenes that are brutish, bloody, and realistic; you really feel like the characters are fighting for their lives.
There’s also some swearing (including “f–k”) and drinking, and several characters smoke cigarettes (accurate for the ’60s setting).
Talk to your kids
Families can talk about secrets and lies. Is there ever an appropriate time to lie? What are the consequences of hiding the truth — both in real life and in this movie?
How does the violence in this movie compare to that in other action thrillers?
Does it have more or less impact than bigger, showier, explosion-type violence?
How does this movie portray spies?
Is it typical to see older actors playing agents?
How does this compare to other spy movies/TV shows you’ve seen?