FILM TITLE: STUBER
GENRE: ACTION, COMEDY
CONSUMER ADVICE: 16 L N S V
DISTRIBUTOR: EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL DOWSE
MAIN CAST: KAREN GILLAN, STEVE HOWEY, DAVE BAUTISTA
LANGUAGE: FREQUENT STRONG IMPACT. SWEARING, INSULT, EXPRESSING FRUSTRATIONAND CRUDE SEXUAL REFERENCES.
NUDITY: INFREQUENT MILD IMPACT NUDITY INCLUDING GENITALS IN A MATURE CONTEXT
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: FREQUENT STRONG IMPACT ACTION-BASED VIOLENCE RESULTING IN NOTICEABLE INJURIES, BLOOD-LETTING AND DEATH.
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE ACTION COMEDY FILM "STUBER" EXPLORES MAIN THEMES REVOLVING AROUND AN UNEXPECTED AND UNLIKELY PARTNERSHIP AND FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN A MILD-MANNERED UBER DRIVER AND A HARDENED POLICE OFFICER TO BRING THE KILLERS OF HIS PARTNER TO BOOK BY INVESTIGATINGAND BRINGING DOWN A A CRININAL DRUG CARTEL AND AN UBER VUBER DRIVER BEING CAUGHT UP IN AN UNEXPECTED SITUATION WHICH TURNS OUT TO CHANGE HIS LIFE. NEGATIVE SUBTHEMES INVOLVE KILLING OF POLICE OFFICERS, THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF UNREQUIRED LOVE, THE OPERATIONOF CRIMINAL GANGS, CORRUPTION WITHIN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND BETRAYAL.THESE THEMES ARE COMPLEX AND MATURE AND MAY BE CONFUSING TO COGNITIVELY IMMATURE YOUNG VIEWERS. THEMES ARE HOWEVER PRESENTED WITH ELEMENTS OF HUMOUR AND WITHIN THE ACTION GENRE, AND THE FILM CONTAINS POSITIVE SUBTHEMES OF FATHER-DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS, GETTING TO GRIPS WITH ONE'S INNER STRENGTH, MEN FINDING THEIR SOFTER SIDE, TRUSTING AND FINDING LOVE. THERE ARE ALSO POSITIVE RESOLUTIONS WITH JUSTICE FINALLY DEFEATING CRIME. DESPITE THESE POSITIVE SOCIAL CONSIDERARTIONS, THERE IS A SENSE OF THREAT AND MENACE INVOLVED IN PROTAGONISTS BEING UP AGAINST RUTHLESS CRIMINALS WHO DO NOT HESITATE TO RESORT TO MURDER AND IN THE FREQUENT VIOLENCE IN WHICH THEMES ARE PRESENTED. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL ELEMENTS ARE ACCENTUATION BY THE ENHABCED AUDIOVISUAL EFFECTS OF THE CINEMATIC FORNAT INVOLVING ENLARGED IMAGES AND LOUD SURROUND SOUND, AND MAY THEREFORE BE UPSETTING, DISTURBING, DISTRESSING AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY HARMFUL TO VIEWERS UNDER 16 YEARS. THE FREQUECY AT WHICH THESE ELEMENTS OCCUR MAY ALSO APPEAR TO NORMALIZE THEM FOR MORALLY IMMATURE VIEWERS UNDER 16 YEARS, CAUSING MORAL HARM AND PREMATURELY EXPOSING YOUNGER VIEWERS TO MATURE ADULT EXPERIENCES.