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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

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.

Crude explicit sexual humor and dialogue.

Violence & Gore

Lot of the R rating comes from this movie's episodes of violence. The violence in this film is rather occasional instead of frequent, but when it happens, except for one scene, it is all very graphic.

We see a very vicious shooting of a young man 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. Fresh goes over to their bodies and blood is everywhere. The young girls body is shaking an d it goes limp. Be prepared for that. The atmosphere of the movie is violent in itself. What follows next is also very grisly.

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

We see a violent gunfight between two rival gangs (nothing graphic though, as the scene is only seen from the boy's side)

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

In terms of violence, this is similar to "Silence of the Lambs"


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." Possibly one of the reasons this movie has an R rating

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.

Violence is a threat to the protagonists throughout this film. Violence is one of the main themes of this movie and it's portrayed graphically when it's shown. Very brutal.

The theme of a 12-year-old drug dealer will disturb many.

A scene where a boy is running for his life in fear throughout Brooklyn might disturb some.

The scene with the boy shooting the dog might sadden some.

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Rated R for intense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language, and some sexuality
Australia:MA / 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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