Netflix’s Lift offered some great action scenes but fell flat for most of the film. Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.

Lift Movie Cast

Lift Parents Guide – Movie Review

What’s it rated?


Run time:

1h 44m

Does it have any bad words?

Yes, it contains profanity throughout the film. Lookout for words like sh*t, b*tch, a**, hell, and more.

Does it contain violence?

There are some fight scenes and use of guns that ultimately lead to death.

Does it have mature content?

There is no sexual content, but they do have themes of death and stealing. So, be prepared for that.

My Overall thoughts

After seeing the previews, I was really looking forward to this movie. Not only do I like Kevin Hart but given that Director F. Gary Gray has worked on the Fast & Furious films (which I love), I had high expectation. Yes, there was some great airplane action scenes, but the movie didn’t wow me. It seemed to drag at the beginning and stayed that same pace throughout. Although there were parts that were funny, they could have done more with Kevin Hart’s character, given how great his comedic timing is. 

I wish I could say that the storyline was original but even that seemed to fall short. There were a few unexpected moments that kept the film interesting, I just feel that they could have done more with it. I know it may sounds as though I didn’t enjoy the film and this isn’t the case, I just think there was alot of untapped potential.


2/5 stars 

Should you watch it?

Yes, only because it is available on Netflix and not costing you anything except your time. 

What’s It About?

A professional thief and his expert crew attempt the ultimate heist: stealing $500 million in gold from a vault on a plane — 40,000 feet in the air.

When can you see it?

It is now streaming on Netflix.