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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

4/10

The opening dialog is a lengthy and graphic explanation of an extremely vulgar interpretation of Madonna's "Like a virgin."

There is joking around about prison sex.

One character tells a story about a woman who super glues a man's penis to his belly for revenge.

Violence & Gore

9/10

The violence is not continuous, but when it happens, it is graphic and unflinching.

Throughout the film, we see a man lying on the floor of the warehouse in a large pool of blood and we see his shirt soaked in blood.

A man is shot in the stomach (we don't see the impact) and he lies in the back seat of a car bleeding and smearing blood all over the seats.

A man shoots the woman that shot him in self defense.

A man shoots at several cops, hitting one who screams in pain (we don't see the impact). Pink then grabs a woman and violently drags her out of her car, dropping her on the floor.

A man shoots two police officers to death in a car; we see very bloody bullet wounds as the officers are riddled with bullets. This is the most graphic shooting in the movie

We hear that a man shot and killed several hostages during an unseen robbery.

Three men viciously beat a captured police officer, leaving his face bloody.

The most graphic part of the film involves a police officer being tortured. A man slashes the captured police officer across the cheek with a razor; we see the bloody wound. He then, off-screen, cuts off one of the officer's ears with the razor; we see the bloody stump and the severed ear. He then pours gasoline all over the officer, including on his face, causing him to scream in agony.

Profanity

10/10

272 F-Words used, 5 utterings of the word "nigger", several uses of d*ck, many uses of sh*t, and other standard R-rated phrases and jokes. In the opening scene, strong sexual dialogue is used frequently and graphically. The language in this film is pervasive and might be offensive to some viewers.

5/10

A joke about marijuana usage.

Several characters smoke cigarettes and cigars.

Several characters drink.

7/10

In the most graphic and intense scene in the film, a man tortures a captured police officer; he cuts his cheek, cuts his ear off (off-screen), and plans to set the man on fire (he is stopped). The torturer is clearly psychopathic and takes pleasure in the act, and the scene is soundtracked to a cheerful song.

A man slowly bleeds to death throughout the movie. Plenty of blood is usually seen in a puddle around him.

There is a lot of violence in the film, concentrated in small bursts. Characters die unpredictably, but their deaths are usually sudden and are not meant to be upsetting. The film has something of a darkly comic tone which lessens the intensity of the violent scenes.

Another suggested MPAA Rating:

Rated R for strong graphic violence and pervasive language including sexual dialogue and some drug references

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and language (certficate #31489)
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (DVD rating) / Australia:R / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) / Canada:16+ (Québec) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Denmark:15 (DVD 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 / 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 / UK:18 / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / USA:R (certficate #31489)

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