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Parents Guide for
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Sexual joking and sexually-based insults traded by characters.

A man is shot during a robbery, and falls down with a bullet hole. He then shoots the woman who shot him, and gets in a car. He then starts to bleed, with blood all over the car. He then is dropped off into a warehouse for the rest of the film. His shirt is soaked in blood, and is lying in a pool of blood.

Nice Guy Eddie makes a graphic joke about how Vic was raped in prison.

A Mexican standoff happens between 3 men, there is no blood, until later where you see minimal blood on their shirts.

3 Police Officers are shot with no blood.

One man is shot with blood spurting.

Another man is shot 3 times with blood on his shirt, he then is shown later lying in a pool of blood.

2 Police Officers are shot through a car windshield with blood spurting.

A man is shown with a bloody wound on his head which he dies from.

In the most graphic scene, a man is first kicked and punched for torture (he is shown with blood on his face everywhere). He then is left with one person who slashes his forehead with a knife, brief blood. He then proceeds to cut off his ear. This is completely off screen, but you hear screams. One man is then shown with the severed bloody ear, and you can see a gross and bloody hole in the side of the torture victim's head.

F_ck - about 85 times

Sh*t - 16

GD - 7

Bastard - 4

Hell - 11

Piss - 8

N*gger - 4.

Almost every line of dialogue is peppered with obscenities.

2 characters smoke

It is intense throughout

The torture scene is graphic and very unsettling. What adds on to it, is the fact that there is no reason to torture the man, he does it "just to do it".

Rated R for strong violence and language (certficate #31489)
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (DVD rating) / Australia:R / Belgium:KNT/ENA / Brazil:18 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2007) / Czech Republic:18 (original rating) / Czech Republic:15 (re-rating) / Denmark:15 (DVD rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (uncut) (2012 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (VHS) (1993) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1993) (2002) / France:16 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM18 / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (uncut) / South Africa:16 / South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) / South Korea:18 (re-rating) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Turkey:13+ / UK:18 / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / USA:R (certficate #31489)

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