“Den of Thieves” (STX)

Maurice Compte and Gerard Butler star in a scene from the movie "Den of Thieves." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/STX Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service

A morass of crass. Gerald Butler is a rogue and troubled Los Angeles police officer chasing after a hyper-violent crew of bank robbers who have, as their ultimate goal, the heretofore-unassailable Los Angeles Federal Reserve Bank from which they hope to “withdraw” $30 million in untraceable cash.

Director Christian Gudegast, who co-wrote the screenplay with Paul Scheuring, launches several scattershot, implausible plot lines that never quite come together.

Skewed view of law enforcement, pervasive gun and physical violence, frequent racial slurs, pervasive rough language and profanities. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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