Parent reviews for Bullet Train (2023)

PSX Adult

August 9, 2022

age 16+

Silly good fun! But the violence is a bit much...

Bullet Train stars Brad Pitt as a wisecracking assassin who is sent on a mission to obtain a briefcase; only it's not as simple as it seems. The film is shot beautifully and is entertainingly stylish! It's funny, but not hilarious. As for the content, it's not for young teens and DEFINITELY NOT for kids. Violence is the worst offender of the lot; there's a high body count. Gallons of blood are on display with some throat slicing, graphic stabbings, fatal gunshots, and head explosions. One man's head is completely demolished when hit by a train sign, another has a chunk of his face completely removed and it's as violent as it sounds. It's mostly played as comedic, but it is so excessive that it becomes bothersome. Profanity is overshadowed by the foul play, but is still there and is quite rough; most of them come from two characters, the "Twins." F-bombs are casually dropped and it's probably near the three digit count. Other milder terms include d**k, s***, a**hole, and more. Sexual content is brief, but extremely unnecessary; it adds nothing to the story. In the first 10 minutes, two random characters have sex with the man being behind the woman; thankfully graphic nudity is blocked by a window and it lasts two seconds. Other PG-13 scale sex references are said infrequently. There's smoking, a single drug reference, and some alcohol consumption as well. Overall, Bullet Train is a very fun time that more than entertains; although, its last 20 minutes go off the rails and isn't half as fun as the rest of the film. I'd say teens 16 and up, if they're (or you are) fine with the numbing violence and excessive profanity.

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kingiskool27 Adult

November 19, 2022

age 11+

Movie Is Excellent!!But Not Recommended For Kids Under 11..This Movie Is Like A Deadpool Type Of Movie, The One That Has A Kill Every Moment Or Now, Swearing For Every Bad Situation Sentence And Very Huge Comedy. Sure, There Are Some Favourite Character Deaths But 11+ Or 11 Itself Can Watch It With Parental Guidence.

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August 27, 2022

age 17+

Really violent!

So violent for violents sake. Good story, but just grim! Not for 15 year olds, would have been an 18 rating about 15 years ago!

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Too much swearing

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mistahfine Adult

August 14, 2022

age 16+

Great for adults, leave the kids at home

This movie felt like if Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino teamed up to direct a John Wick movie. As an adult, I really enjoyed it - it’s funny, surprising, and felt very original. I wouldn’t take my tweens to see it though as there is a lot of profanity and graphic violence.

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Arkansasdolein Adult

August 5, 2022

age 16+

Great movie, but LOTS of blood and gore.

There is a great deal of humor, but parents should know this is in the style of Tarantino or Guy Ritchie. Gratuitous and over-the-top, with body parts and blood spraying and splattering each scene.

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sbfamilee Adult

September 3, 2022

age 16+

Pitt action thriller is a fun but exceedingly violent ride.

Positive Messages: Discussions about possibility of finding peace as the result of a violent situation, although characters are rarely, if ever, successful at this. A discussion about luck (one character is said to have bad luck, another to have good luck) -- and about whether such a thing is real. It could be outlook and attitude instead. But these things aside, the movie is really mostly about adrenaline and carnage.Positive Role Models: While characters are sometimes heroic and are certainly skilled warriors, they are all on the wrong side of the law, killing and causing damage without repercussions.Diverse Representations: Of the four most central characters, two are White men; otherwise, cast is quite diverse, including a clever, fierce woman, a Black man, several Japanese characters, and a Latino character. They're all criminals of a sort, but they're interesting and likable too.Violence & Scariness: Extreme, over-the-top, comic book-style violence. Guns and shooting. Huge blood spurts, lots and lots of blood. Poisoned characters bleed from eye sockets and vomit. Deaths. Exploding gun blows character's face off. Sword fighting; characters are stabbed and sliced open. Meat hook through man's head. Characters slammed into walls, solid objects. Heavy punching and fighting. Hitting with blunt objects. Knives, stabbing, knife throwing. Car crash. Strangling person with plastic bag. Child with bruised, bloody face is in the hospital (he was thrown from a rooftop); child in peril. Taser gun. Character falls onto roof of car. House on fire. Poisonous snake.Sex, Romance and Nudity: Brief but graphic sex scene, viewed through window, shows a woman on all fours and a man thrusting from behind. Another couple kiss while lying in bed.Language: Strong, frequent language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "s--t," "bulls--t," "c--ksucker," "t-ts," "a--hole," "son of a bitch," "ass," "goddamn," "bastard," "d--k," "pr--k," "damn," "douche bag."Products & Purchases: Corona beer and Fiji Water prominently displayed.Drinking, Drugs & Smoking: Wine at wedding. Sleeping powder in bottle of water. Brief drug-related dialogue.

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Maybel M. Adult

March 10, 2023

age 12+


Watched it with my 12 year old she was ok with it,(didn't have any nightmares)

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I am smart V. Adult

February 24, 2023

age 12+

Great funny movie but the violence was way over the top and quite a bit of language but overall good movie just save it for mature people and up

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Gavin M. Adult

January 1, 2023

age 14+

Its fun, bloody but theres one thing to much cuss words

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justinlewis276 Adult

December 1, 2022

age 15+

Graphic Violence in this Enjoyable and Interesting Action Movie.

Story: While I didn’t hold high expectations for this movie when I began watching it, thinking it would be another mindless action movie, I was pleasantly surprised. All the action was linked together and had a reason behind it, which I appreciated. The subtle tones of mystery and trying to piece everything together at the beginning of the movie makes it more than mindless graphic action. Although I did not laugh out loud at this supposed “action-comedy” the comedy aspect kept the movie with a more fun tone rather than a serious and dark atmosphere.Violence: This is what makes the movie NOT suitable for any younger teens or children. Bullet Train has very graphic violence and LOTS of blood and gore. Explosions, stabbing, shooting, strangling, poisoning. Bullet Train does not shy away from showing all of the extremely bloody violence and this is what families need to be aware of before allowing their children to watch the movie.Romance: Yes, this movie has one romantic shot but it is over before you barely have time to process what was going on. To be honest, I don’t know if this was graphic or not because (unless you pause the movie on that shot) you really cannot tell. Yes, this is something parents should be aware of when putting on Bullet Train but it shouldn’t weigh too heavily on the decision whether your child should watch this.Language: Bullet Train does have swearing however, the swearing is not as frequent as many other modern action movies. Many swear words are said including the f and s words.Overall, this is an enjoyable movie but the language, romance and (most of all) violence, make the movie unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15.

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Why is bullet train rated R? ›

R: Strong and bloody violence, pervasive language, and brief sexuality.

What is the age rating for bullet train? ›

Rated R for strong and bloody violence, pervasive language, and brief sexuality.

Does bullet train have good reviews? ›

With an A-list cast happily playing against type, a nonlinear storytelling approach, witty dialogue and a plethora of creative violence, Bullet Train plays out like an immensely satisfying upgrade of prime Tarantino. January 1, 2023 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

What is the disadvantage of bullet train? ›

Cons of bullet trains:

1. Cost of construction: The cost of laying a bullet-train corridor is estimated to cost up to Rs 100 crore a kilometre. After summing up the costs of signals, rolling stock, etc, the cost can rise up to Rs 115 crore a km. Operation and maintenance costs would also be high.

Can you watch bullet train with parents? ›

Bullet Train parents guide and age rating

It's rated R, meaning it may not be suitable for ages under 17. The action movie was given this age rating because of strong and bloody violence, pervasive language, and brief sexuality.

How many times is the F word said in bullet train? ›

The f-word is used around 115 times, two of which are preceded by “mother.” The s-word is used around 30 times. In addition, “a–” and “b–ch” are each used over 10 times.

What age is R rated? ›

Restricted: R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

Can you sleep on the Bullet Train? ›

These trains allow you to travel quickly overland, arriving at your destination by the following morning. Also, you will be able to sleep while you travel, more comfortably than on an airplane or an overnight bus.

Does Bullet Train have smoke? ›

Smoking. Smoking is not allowed on most shinkansen trains. Prominent exception are the Tokaido Shinkansen and some trains along the Sanyo Shinkansen on which smoking is allowed in small smoking rooms that are well ventilated to keep the trains free of smoke. On all other shinkansen lines, smoking is not possible.

Is there food on the Bullet Train? ›

Any journey on the Shinkansen – Japan's bullet train – is the perfect opportunity to enjoy an ekiben, the iconic bento filled with an assortment of delicacies tucked into a container and eaten in bite-size pieces. The term comes from the Japanese words for station (eki) combined with ben for bento (or “lunchbox”).

Is Bullet Train loud? ›

Four major factors make high-speed trains operate at generally quieter levels than conventional passenger and freight rail services. The duration of noise is brief for high-speed trains when compared to traditional train systems which take longer to pass.

Why did critics not like Bullet Train? ›

' AV Club's Todd Gilchrist loathed the 'improbability' of staff and passengers sharing the train with the hitmen as well as the timespan of the two-hour journey between Tokyo and Kyoto seemingly lasting all night. 'This film is not just bloated, tedious, dim-witted, and glib, it's also redundant,' Gilchrist blasted.

Are bullet trains comfortable? ›

Comfort. The shinkansen offers spacious seating with plenty of legroom. The seats always face forward and can be reclined. There are pockets in the seat-back in front of you and tray tables, similar to airplane seating.

How many accidents does a bullet train have? ›

Over the Shinkansen's 50-plus-year history, carrying over 10 billion passengers, there has not been a single passenger fatality or injury on board due to derailments or collisions.

Does bullet train use fuel? ›

Mumbai Ahmedabad Bullet Train: The high-speed rail will be powered by indigenous electric power, unlike diesel, petrol, or aviation fuel, and is a proven environment-friendly transport option.

Is bullet train appropriate for a 12 year old? ›

Violence: This is what makes the movie NOT suitable for any younger teens or children. Bullet Train has very graphic violence and LOTS of blood and gore.

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Can 12 year olds watch regular show? ›

Regular Show is a quirky, fantasy cartoon series targeting older teenagers and young adults. It's unsuitable for children under 12-13 years because of its slapstick violence, intoxicated characters, crude humour, coarse language, sexual innuendo, and racial and cultural stereotyping.

What movies say the F word most? ›

The 10 Most Profane Movies of All Time, Ranked by The Number of F-Bombs
  • Alpha Dog (2006) - 367 f-words. ...
  • Straight Outta Compton (2015) - 392 f-words. ...
  • Casino (1995) - 422 f-words. ...
  • Nil by Mouth (1997) - 428 f-words. ...
  • Summer of Sam (1999) - 435 f-words. ...
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  • The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - 569 f-words.
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How long is a bullet train ride? ›

The trip is expected to take only forty minutes – faster than either flying between the two cities or taking the one and a half hour trip on the current Tokaido Line, available with the Japan Rail Pass.

Why was ladybug at the wedding bullet train? ›

Wolf mistakenly believes that Ladybug was the one who poisoned everyone at his wedding party. He enters the bullet train to kill Ladybug. Wolf's entire family was poisoned and killed by the Hornet. At the time, Ladybug was infiltrating the party as a waiter.

Is TV-MA worse than R? ›

R is merely the second extreme rating for television, whereas TV-MA is the most extreme. TV-MA is worse than R because it contains both R and NC-17-rated material. R is OK for viewers under 17 as long as they're accompanied by an adult, but TV-MA is never appropriate for viewers under 18.

Can a 5 year old watch a rated R movie? ›

The R-rating doesn't ban children under 17 from a movie, it restricts them to watching it with a parent or guardian (and includes a recommendation that parents and guardians learn more before allowing their child to see the movie).

Is NC-17 worse than MA? ›

What is the difference between TV-MA and NC-17? NC-17 rated programs are preferred to be watched by adults who are over the age of 18. NC-17 rating is much higher than Rated R or TV-MA, which means that it has the most amount of nudity, substance, or physical/mental violence.

Can you drink alcohol on the bullet train? ›

You'll likely see plenty of Japanese people crack open beers as soon as they sit down on the shinkansen, regardless of the hour of the day. This kind of drinking isn't just socially acceptable, it's outright encouraged: the shinkansen attendants are glad to sell you drinks and snacks on the spot out of their cart.

Can you walk around on a bullet train? ›

There's more than enough legroom, and reclining the seat won't bother the person behind you. You can stand up and walk around to stretch your legs, or just to get a better view out one of the windows.

What if you jump inside a bullet train? ›

Since velocity is given to be constant, there is no acceleration. At constant velocity (for the train), if you jump, you'll land in the same place.

Do bullet trains have wifi? ›

Shinkansen Free Wi-Fi

Service is available in all trains of Tokaido, Sanyo and Kyushu Shinkansen.

How much does it cost to ride the bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto? ›

The cost of a round-trip from Tokyo to Kyoto costs 28,100 yen by Shinkansen train. This is almost the cost of a 7-day Japan Rail Pass (29,650 yen).

Do bullet trains emit CO2? ›

The emissions from the construction of the high speed rail lines considered here is in the range of 58 t – 176 t of CO2 per km of line and year.

Is it worth taking the bullet train in Japan? ›

When you travel in Japan between Tokyo and Kyoto or Osaka, or any other long distance we recommend you to take the bullet train. Riding a Shinkansen is a fun and unique experience, moreover the bullet train is fast, reliable, and comfortable.

Is it rude to talk on the train in Japan? ›

Talking on trains

While you may be accustomed to chatting with your traveling companions while using public transportation, this is not the norm in Japan. Loud chatter or other disturbance is considered rude. You may notice that most Japanese train passengers stand or sit in silence.

Can you see Mount Fuji from bullet train? ›

From the train

Mount Fuji can be seen from the Tokaido Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka. When coming from Tokyo, the mountain appears on the right side of the train and is best viewed around Shin-Fuji Station, about 40-45 minutes into the journey.

Are bullet trains expensive? ›

Shinkansen – The Bullet Train

A 7 day consecutive pass that covers all trains (excluding the Nozomi and Mizuho Shinkansen) will cost 29,110 Yen (ca. 291 USD), a 14-day pass 46,390 Yen (ca. 463 USD) and a three-week pass 59,350 Yen (593 USD). As a one-way ticket to Kyoto will set you back at least 10,100 Yen (ca.

Do bullet trains vibrate? ›

Additionally, the Shinkansen railway emits a higher level of ground vibration than conventional railways at the same noise level. These findings imply that building vibrations affect living environments as significantly as the associated noise.

Why is Amtrak so loud? ›

Assuming you are correct that Amtrak's horns are louder, the likely reason is that Amtrak travels much faster than freight railroads - typically 20 MPH or more faster. So trains need to be heard from a much longer distance away to provide the same amount of warning.

What are the critics saying about Bullet Train? ›

Critics say the cartoonish, neon-soaked action flick is funny and fast-paced, even if it eventually flies off the rails and doesn't quite stick the landing. Some movies don't need to be thought provoking. They just need to be entertaining.

Was Bullet Train a flop? ›

Bullet Train premiered in Paris on July 18, 2022, and was theatrically released in the United States on August 5, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $239.3 million worldwide on a production budget of around $85.9–90 million.

How much did Brad Pitt get from Bullet Train? ›

He Earned $100 Million in 2022

According to Forbes, Brad's majority sale of the company in December earned him $113. He also earned another $30 million from Bullet Train, Babylon and The Lost City.

What does it feel like to ride in a bullet train? ›

The cabin sways slightly. By the time the wheels retract, lifting the train off the tracks, it feels like a plane taking off. “There really isn't much of a view, but you can just feel how fast it's going,” said Takashi Yoshiba , who brought his 4-year-old son Ryouma and his 1-year-old son Keima for the ride.

Do bullet trains touch the rails? ›

There's no rail friction to speak of, meaning these trains can hit speeds of hundreds of miles per hour. Yet high speed is just one major benefit of maglev trains. Because the trains rarely (if ever) touch the track, there's far less noise and vibration than typical, earth-shaking trains.

Do bullet trains tilt? ›

Found on both high-speed rail systems and legacy lines, tilt trains are designed to tilt carriages into the curve of the track. The tilting action of the car body compensates for the force experienced by passengers inside, particularly when rounding curves at a high rate of speed.

Has Japan bullet train ever crashed? ›

The Shigaraki train disaster (信楽高原鐵道衝突事故, Shigaraki Kōgen Tetsudō shōtotsu jiko) was a railway accident that occurred in Shigaraki (now Koka), Shiga Prefecture, Japan on May 14, 1991.
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Has anyone ever been hit by a bullet train? ›

Per the report, a train bound for Tokyo hit a 52-year-old man inside a tunnel in the city of Kitakyushu, about 17 kilometres from Kokura Station. Police believe the man died by suicide. The report added that the train's bonnet was cracked in the incident.

How many people can sit in a bullet train? ›

Most bullet trains are 16 cars long, carrying about 1,300 people.

What are the disadvantages of bullet train? ›

Disadvantages of Bullet Trains in India

Expensive Infrastructure – The cost of setting up a corridor is extremely expensive. The Mumbai- Ahmedabad high-speed rail costs around one lakh crore Indian Rupee.

How do bullet trains get electricity? ›

Most high-speed trains today get their electricity from overhead wires or catenaries using a pantograph. That's because, given current designs and technologies, batteries can't be sized to supply the necessary power and still fit on the train. Diesel engines turning generators don't meet new environmental mandates.

Why doesn't the US use bullet trains? ›

The numbers for high-speed rail can vary anywhere from 20 to 80 million per mile. The big reason why America is behind on high-speed rail is primarily money. We don't commit the dollars needed to build these systems, it's really as simple as that. And it's largely a political issue.

Is bullet train OK for a 13 year old? ›

Violence: This is what makes the movie NOT suitable for any younger teens or children. Bullet Train has very graphic violence and LOTS of blood and gore.

Why are R rated movies rated R? ›

The R rating means that children under 17 years are not admitted to the theater without a parent. Movies may get an R rating for different reasons. This rating is given for nudity, profanity, or violence. Nudity, depending on the context, may be harmless.

Why are certain movies rated R? ›

Children under the age of 17 need to be accompanied by a parent to watch an R Rated movie. An R Rated movie is a movie that contains adult scenes. It means there might be harsh language, intense violence, nudity that is showned for sexual purposes, drugs and anything else that parents need to take extremely seriously.

How old do you have to be to watch a rated R movie? ›

As per the MPAA's film rating policy, patrons under the age of 17 will require an accompanying parent or guardian to attend an "R" rated film.

Can you sleep on the bullet train? ›

These trains allow you to travel quickly overland, arriving at your destination by the following morning. Also, you will be able to sleep while you travel, more comfortably than on an airplane or an overnight bus.

Is bullet train gorey? ›

A tremendous amount of violence, blood, and gore. While executed with an outlandish and comic tone, most violence is still quite graphic. People vomit large amounts of blood multiple times throughout. A samurai sword gets put through the side of a man's neck, blood pouring out everywhere.

What age rating is where the crawdads sing? ›

Is Rated R or TV-MA worse? ›

TV-MA is worse than R because it contains both R and NC-17-rated material. R is OK for viewers under 17 as long as they're accompanied by an adult, but TV-MA is never appropriate for viewers under 18. Only adults are permitted to watch TV-MA.

Can you take a 5 year old to a rated R movie? ›

The R-rating doesn't ban children under 17 from a movie, it restricts them to watching it with a parent or guardian (and includes a recommendation that parents and guardians learn more before allowing their child to see the movie).

What happens if a child watches a rated R movie? ›

First off, it's important to note that the rating system is advisory, which means that it provides helpful guidelines for parents, guardians, and distribution companies, for instance, but it is not illegal for someone who is underage to watch this type of content.

Can I take my siblings to a rated R movie? ›

R: Restricted - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or guardian. Children under 17 are not allowed to attend R-rated movies unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian 25 years of age or older. Please be prepared to show an ID at the theatre.

What movie rating is worse than R? ›

MPAA has five rating categories

The new ratings system began with four categories: G (general audiences), M (mature audiences, changed in 1969 to PG, parental guidance suggested), R (restricted, no children under 17 allowed without parents or adult guardians), and X (no one under 17 admitted).

What makes a movie rated R instead of PG-13? ›

Depictions of intense violence are permitted under the PG-13 rating, but violence that is both realistic and extreme or persistent will generally require at least an R rating.

Is AMC strict with R-rated movies? ›

AMC Requires Adult Supervision For Guests Under 17 in R-Rated Movies. AMC policies specific to R-Rated titles include children under 6 are not allowed at R-Rated movies after 6pm at any theatre. Guests under 17 must be accompanied by a guardian who is 21 or older. Please be prepared to show ID at the theatre.

What is the difference between G and PG? ›

Each of the designated ratings is defined as follows under the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program. G: GENERAL AUDIENCES. All ages admitted. PG: PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED.

Do movie theaters actually ID? ›

For films rated “NC17” by the MPAA:

A patron desiring to purchase multiple tickets must provide a valid photo I.D. for each ticket they purchase. Ushers may conduct additional photo I.D. checks for MPAA guideline adherence at the doorman's post and theatre checks.


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