5.4/10
18,025
62 user 57 critic

Barely Lethal (2015)

Trailer
2:29 | Trailer
A teenage special ops agent coveting a "normal" adolescence fakes her own death and enrolls in a suburban high school. She quickly learns that surviving the treacherous waters of high school is more challenging than international espionage.

Director:

Kyle Newman

Writer:

John D'Arco
Reviews
Popularity
3,714 ( 585)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Term Life (2016)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A guy wanted around town by various hitmen hopes to stay alive long enough for his life insurance policy to kick in and pay out for his estranged daughter.

Director: Peter Billingsley
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Hailee Steinfeld, Bill Paxton
Another Me (2013)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A teenager finds her perfect life upended when she's stalked by a mysterious doppelganger who has her eyes set on assuming her identity.

Director: Isabel Coixet
Stars: Sophie Turner, Ivana Baquero, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Time Freak (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A genius teenage boy is in love with a girl who breaks up after a year. He invents a time-machine and tries to fix the break-up repeatedly. He finally goes a year back with his friend/advisor to fix the bad days.

Director: Andrew Bowler
Stars: Asa Butterfield, Sophie Turner, Skyler Gisondo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

High-school life gets even more unbearable for Nadine when her best friend, Krista, starts dating her older brother.

Director: Kelly Fremon Craig
Stars: Hailee Steinfeld, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner
10,000 Saints (2015)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set in the 1980s, a teenager from Vermont moves to New York City to live with his father in East Village.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld
Josie (2018)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Hank, a solitary man living a dull existence in the sleepy, Southern town raises eyebrows when he develops a questionable relationship with Josie, a recently transplanted high school student.

Director: Eric England
Stars: Sophie Turner, Dylan McDermott, Kurt Fuller
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a humiliating command performance at The Kennedy Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order to regain their status and right to perform.

Director: Elizabeth Banks
Stars: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In July 2015, an acoustic version video duet with Hailee Steinfeld was also released.

Director: Kevin Slack
Stars: Shawn Mendes, Hailee Steinfeld
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Director: McG
Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen
So Undercover (2012)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A tough, street-smart private eye is hired by the FBI to go undercover in a college sorority.

Director: Tom Vaughan
Stars: Miley Cyrus, Jeremy Piven, Mike O'Malley
She's a Fox (2009)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Infatuated with the hottest girl in school, fifth-grader Cameron Sawyer puts everything on the line - including his mullet - to win the girl of his dreams.

Director: Cameron Sawyer
Stars: Jake Nutty, Hailee Steinfeld, Anthony Matthew Scott
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Capital Letters" is a song by American singer Hailee Steinfeld and American record producer BloodPop.

Director: Hannah Lux Davis
Stars: Meth Bandara, Trey Baxter, Antonia Sitak
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaime King ... Analyst Knight
Samuel L. Jackson ... Hardman
Madeleine Stack ... Megan (8)
Eva G. Cooper Eva G. Cooper ... Heather (8) (as Eva Cooper)
Hailee Steinfeld ... Megan Walsh
Sophie Turner ... Heather
Andre Pushkin Andre Pushkin ... Man on Subway
Jessica Alba ... Victoria Knox
Bruno Gunn ... Henchman Jones
Dove Cameron ... Liz Larson
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Larson
Jason Drucker ... Parker Larson (as Jason Ian Drucker)
Alexandra Krosney ... Cindy
Emma Holzer ... Donna
Gabriel Basso ... Gooch
Edit

Storyline

Megan Walsh has been training to be an international assassin for Hardman. However, while she is on a mission, she notices how other teenagers her age seem to be having fun and enjoying their lives. Desiring a normal life, she bails out of a mission and enrolls in a student exchange program, while in the process of being adopted by a foster family. She soon becomes a part of the high school and is subjected to the pressures and life of being in its environment. Written by TrailerMusicVibe

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Click. Clique. Bang. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual material, teen drinking, language, drug references and some action violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aproape letala See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$933,847
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Toby Sebastian and Sophie Turner appeared on Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

Goofs

During the outdoor lunch scene when Roger is telling Megan to go to the party, Gooch can be seen hip thrusting in the background. Through several quick camera changes, his leg changes from on, to off the bench, and then back to on. See more »

Quotes

Liz Larson: Look, you may have all these people fooled, but you and I both know you are sketchier than a 2 AM waffle house.
See more »

Connections

References The Breakfast Club (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Rusty Snare
Performed by Toby Sebastian
Written by Toby Sebastian (PRS), Alex James Smith (PRS)
Published by BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP) / Iamsound Music LLC (ASCAP), Metrophonic Music Limited
All Rights Administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I thought it was pretty cool.
5 June 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Not all movies can be epic.

I went into the theater not expecting much, even though such actors as Sam L. Jackson and Jessica Alba names appeared on the movie poster. The movie has a really cool concept:

Sam L Jackson trains an army of underage girls to be government assassins, but his most skilled agent, number 83 seeks to regain her childhood by becoming a normal teenager after her last mission gave her the opportunity to fake her own death.

It's been a while since I've seen Jessica Alba in a flick so it's cool to see her in this as the villain, though the movie centers more around Number 83, played by Hailee Steinfeild and how a teenager who does not know how to be a teenager learns how to be one. This plot turned the big named stars like Jackson and Alba's role in the movie into nothing but overblown cameos. You can actually tell from the way it's filmed that both of them were just collecting a pay check.

Barely Lethal had the makings of a great teen comedy. It had an interesting concept that the filmmakers were able to show off in the movie. It was put together nicely with action an comedy that made for a fun flick, but it won't go down in history with the John Hughes flicks from the 80s or American Pie franchise.

But I still found it worthy to take a look at.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 62 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed