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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 woman's skirt gets briefly hiked up to reveal that she is wearing a thong.

There's some caressing (a couple on top of each other hug and kiss)

A brief reference to masturbation.

A man mentions going home to have sex.

A man says a Spanish slang reference to testicles (c***nes)

In the end, a couple thinking their relationship will not work decide to base their relationship on sex instead.

Violence & Gore


A man gets stabbed in the side of the head with a knife. Some blood spurts, but it's brief and not too graphic.

A person is shot in the leg by accident.

A man gets shot in the back twice. Blood pours from the bullet wounds briefly.

A bus explodes with the driver in it.

A man is shot in the shoulder, you see blood from his injury.

Several people have cuts and bruises.

An explosion makes a woman fall from a moving bus, causing her to be pulled under it and run over (vaguely seen due to a lot of dust/smoke).

A man is decapitated due to hitting his head on an object while moving at high speed on top of a subway train; quick and mostly off-screen.

A SWAT team forcibly breaks into a detached house, but sets off a bomb man trap that kills the team.



1 use of "pr-ck"

1 use of "c-nt"

15 uses of "f-ck" (although 3 might be drowned out)

3 uses of bastard

About 50 uses of "sh-t"

Over 15 uses of "a-s" and "a-shole"


At a gala held for the two police officers, attendees formally drink champagne. Both of the officers clearly get drunk at the end of the party.


An elevator (without passengers) is stripped of its cables and crashes down onto the floor. The scene in which police officers rescue the elevator passengers from the car may be considered "intense."

The elevator scene is followed by a hostage sequence, where one of the SWAT officers is held captive by a suicide bomber. Keanu shoots him in the leg to get the bomber to let go. The bomber then runs through the door, and it is implied that he commits suicide, but later it is seen that he did not. This may be considered "intense".

A variety of high-speed chases (both by car and by train) appear throughout the film. In particular, there is a bus that has a bomb with a detonator linked to a speedometer, set to explode if the vehicle goes below a certain speed after arming. Thus, the bus must careen through the city streets, largely with a driver inexperienced with this kind of vehicle, unable to slow down for anything. As a result, the bus has numerous glancing collisions and has several near misses with pedestrians as they scramble to get out of its way even while the police struggle to minimize the danger. The closest call is when it strikes a baby carriage, but after a few horrifying seconds of it shown flying in slow motion, it lands on the ground revealing it was only containing cans.

Midway through the movie, the bus bumps into a cargo plane in an airport and explodes.

Amazingly, only a few people are seen killed in this film; while others no matter how close they come to death survive. But these scenes are pretty intense and might disturb certain viewers who are prone to motion sickness and/or claustrophobia.

Recommended for ages 15+

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Rated R for violence and language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-14 / Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / France:U / Germany:16 / Hungary:16 / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Ireland:15 / Malaysia:U / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #32945)

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