“Nobody” (Universal)

RZA, Bob Odenkirk and Christopher Lloyd star in a scene from the movie "Nobody." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Allen Fraser, Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service

A mild-mannered suburban family man (Bob Odenkirk) gets caught up in an escalating cycle of crime and violence after thieves break into his house. What his opponents, who eventual include a Russian mob boss (Alexey Serebryakov), initially fail to realize, though, is that he is a highly skilled former military operative trying to live an ordinary life.

Dark humor abounds in director Ilya Naishuller’s ironic action flick which also features comedy veteran Christopher Lloyd as the protagonist’s dad. But, while the ballet of murderous mayhem over which Naishuller presides is undeniably well-choreographed, the testosterone-soaked theme of Derek Kolstad’s script is the sheer joy of killing for its own sake.

Skewed values, excessive gory violence, gruesome images, drug use, several profanities, frequent rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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