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Formula 51

MPAA Rating: R for strong violence, language, drug content and some sexuality
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1 hr. 32 min.
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Samuel L. Jackson in “Formula 51”

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle, Emily Mortimer, Rhys Ifans, Meat Loaf | Directed by: Ronny Yu | Produced by: Andras Hamori, Seaton McLean, David Pupkewitz, Malcolm Kohll | Written by: Stel Pavlou, Steve Pavlou | Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Viewer Comments
Negative—Typical R-rated movie starring Samuel L. Jackson. There were references to homosexuality, the car chase scene where every chasing car gets destroyed but Sam’s, a sex scene, multiple instances of profanity, and graphic violence (shootings, beatings, and a bodily explosion). There were even scenes of urination and excrement. In this movie, like “Pulp Fiction,” everyone is a bad guy—there are just various shades of bad. Jackson’s character is, of course, smarter than everyone else.

The morality statement throughout the movie is that drugs are bad but the foolish will use them anyway. Thus, it is okay to profit off of the manufacture and sale of drugs to these foolish people. Although a typical movie of this type, I give it a negative rating due to fact that it doesn’t really entertain the viewer.
My Ratings: [Very Offensive / 3]
—Eric, age 37
Movie Critics
…at least 163 f-words…
…Everything is generic… scenes of urination, with a lot of excrement tossed in…
—Ed Blank, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
…not for the squeamish… features the traditional high-body-count set pieces [including a] blood-spurting burst of morbid choreography…
—Margaret A. McGurk, The Cincinnati Enquirer