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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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A scene of brief nudity where we see a child go to bed naked. There might be a very brief view of the back edge of his scrotum but nothing notable. Nothing really explicit is shown.

Some crude sexually explicit comments are made.

There is a scene where a man and woman are completely nude, shows the backside of the mans body and the front of the womans body.

The violence in this movie is rather bizarre for an R alone. This movie might have been threatened with an NC-17 rating.

We see a very vicious shooting of a thug shooting a young boy and girl that is VERY GRAPHIC on a outside basketball court just because the young boy beat him in basketball around the 44/45 minute-mark into the film. Be prepared for that.

Very graphic gore. After the shooting, Fresh goes over to their bodies and blood is everywhere. The young girls body is shaking and it goes limp.

A character threatens to "grease" and "drop" someone for not giving him in the money he is owed

We see a violent, quite traumatizing, gunfight between three rival families (nothing graphic though, as the scene is only seen from the boy's side) -- all over a girl.

A drug lord brutally beats two guys for allegedly betraying him (in the shots where we see the beating happen, it's brutal and graphic; but most of the beating is only heard, not shown on screen)

Someone shoots a car tire to pin a little boy hand under the tire (because he tries to get his gun) (fairly graphic)

A dog fight is seen

A dog is shot

Pervasive use of the F-word. Other profanities used as well.

In one scene we see a very racist detective spewing really racist language, calling the police precinct a "zoo" because the suspects are mostly black, and calling black people "monkeys" and "animals."

Perhaps the most profane movie in the hood film genre

The movie revolves around a drug dealer, drugs & addicts are shown.

Characters smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol.

Intense: The atmosphere of the movie is violent.

Frightening/traumatizing: The nature of some of the killings in this movie are disturbing, and bound to traumatize.

The scene with the boy shooting the dog might sadden some. The end might also be too intense for some viewers.

Rated R for intense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language, and some sexuality
Australia:MA15+ / Canada:14A / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-15 / France:12 / Germany:16 / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:16 / Singapore:M18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #32866)

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