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2/10 Two instances where a man tries to tell a short, but somewhat graphic sex joke.

A woman is shown in a tank top with apparent outline of nipples visible

8/10. A man is shot in the head with a pistol. we can see blood spurt but it is a long way from the camera.

Many people are sprayed with machine gun, pistol or minigun bullets. You see bloody bullet holes and the blood spray from them.

A man is stabbed - no blood, but we see the knife briefly dig into him.

A man is impaled by a knife - the man screams in pain but there is not much blood.

A women is hit across the head with a machine gun - she gets knocked out.

A man gets dragged into the bushes from behind as if he is going to get his throat cut.

A man gets stabbed with several blades - we see blood all over him and a blood trail.

A man's organs are found in a bush.

A man is seen hung naked from a tree, covered in blood.

We see several people hung upside down, all skinned and covered in blood.

A man gets shot by the Predator's bolt - we see blood spurt. Later you see a shot of him with his rib-cage burst open and his insides missing. This shot is brief and undetailed however.

A man's spine is ripped off - he is already dead before this happens and the camera is far away so you don't see much blood or detail.

A man stabs a pig several times - you see blood spurt.

A man get hit by a giant log and is launched in the air - you later see him in great pain, implying his ribs could be broken.

A man is shot in the face by the Predator's cannon - he falls to the floor and dies - no blood.

A man is shot in the forehead by the Predator's cannon - blood sprays all over the camera.

A man's arm is shot off then he is stabbed by several blades - we see his limb which is firing a weapon and severed arm. It is not that bloody or detailed however.

A man screams in pain (death not shown).

You see two dead pilots in the wreckage of a helicopter accident - lots of blood.

A man is punched several times - we see blood spray from his mouth and from the wounds all over his face.

We see several shots of the Predator's blood after being shot.

We see the Predator using medical equipment - you see its wound and blood.

There are several explosions, in some cases causing deaths.

The Predator is crushed by a log - we later see it bleeding to death.

A man cuts himself with a razor.

A man cuts himself with a knife to signal his existence to the predator cuts are shown.

8/10. At least a dozen F-words, at least 5 or 6 religious profanities and lots of milder language.

3/10 We see a man smoking a cigar

Some characters drink whiskey or another alcoholic beverage from a flask to cope with stress.

One character uses chewing tobacco a number of times, although it is condemned by another character.

A few illicit drug references, not explicit.

8/10 An Intense battle near the beginning, involving 30+ deaths

A few moments of suspense

When the Predator removes his helmet, he looks quite scary and may be disturbing to some viewers.

Overall: 28/50 Suitable for 14+

Recommended Rating: R for strong sci-fi violence and gore, gruesome images, an intense war sequence, some terror, language including crude references, and some drug use

Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Belgium:KNT/ENA (video rating) / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2011) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 (TV rating) (2008) (2009) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2002) / Finland:K-16 (heavily cut) (1988) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (1987) / France:12 / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2010) (uncut) / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (2001) / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 (original rating) / Ireland:15 (re-rating) (2013) / Italy:T / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:18SG / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:G / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG (cut) / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) (1987) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2013) / USA:R (certificate #28190) / West Germany:18 (original rating) (nf) (cut)

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