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Parents Guide for
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Flirting scenes between Andy Garcia's character and women (wearing low-cut blouses, showing cleavages) in a nightclub scene.

The violence and action in this film is stylized but impactful. It is not constant, but the scenes of violence are intense, briefly bloody and somewhat graphic. SPOILERS AHEAD

There are threatening scenes with yakuza and bikie gangs intimidating the films main protagonists.

There are several shootings with bullet hole impacts and blood.

Some action chase scenes involving cars and bikes and explosions.

There are a few prolonged fight scenes with kicking and punching and smashing each other. These can be quite brutal and realistic.

A man is stabbed in the chest with a large knife.

A man has his throat cut. Brief but bloody.

A man has his face smashed with an elbow and is seen bleeding from his lip and mouth and possibly loses a tooth.

A man is found dead in a chair with his throat slashed. Brief shot of his bloody wound.

A man is surrounded by thugs and slashed with a knife and then decapitated. Not explicit, but strong in impact.

A man cuts of his own little finger in graphic detail.

A man has a sword graphically stabbed into his hand.

There is a climatic brutal fight which involves kicking and punching.

Rather frequent uses of 'fuck' and 'shit' in the first half of the movie. Also 2 uses of 'son of a bitch' and 'dick', 1 of 'b-tch' and 'asshole', and some religious exclamations ("Jesus Christ"/"Goddamn").

One of the characters is a recovering alcoholic

Some drinking take place in a night club.

Intense action, fight scenes and bloody violence.

The films violence is highly stylized, but strong in impact

Argentina:18 (original rating) / Argentina:16 (re-rating) / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Japan:PG12 (2014) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:M / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) / South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / UK:15 (re-rating) (2007) / USA:R / West Germany:16

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