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Sex & Nudity


Some mild references.

A gang of men hold a family hostage and one man rapes the mother. It is blurry and quick, but could bother some viewers.

Violence & Gore


A family is held hostage by a group of thugs. They are thrown around and the mother is raped. Once the father arrives, one of the men cuts the throat of one of the children. The father then pulls out a pistol and shoots his family and all of the thugs but one. This scene has little blood or gore, but is very dramatic - it may be too intense for viewers of any age.

A man is shot in the stomach. We later see his corpse.

A man is burned in boat explosion and shown covered in bandages.

A man shoots another man in the back with a rifle.

A man running is shot in the back, bloody mist is seen spraying.

Several people are shot in a tense shootout. Bloody results are seen when someone is shot.

A man shoots two men. Wounds appear and blood slowly trickles from each. They fall leaving large red stains on a car parked behind them.

A man is shot in the back while he is examining a truck. Bloody.

A boat is blown up in several scenes.

A man walks out of a room; We see that he has a knife in the back of his neck, and he dies. Blood pools around his head.

A man is shot in the arm twice. bloody.

The lights go out in an elevator and two men are shot in the head with a silenced pistol. When the lights come back on, we see some blood on the glass wall of the elevator behind where they had stood.



Strong Language Fuck is used 98 times, shit is used 11 times


Some characters are shown smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages.

The central event of the film is the assault on a ship rumored to be carrying 91 million dollars of cocaine


Some intense violence throughout.

The scene where a family is held hostage, and then murdered, may disturb viewers.

Though not frightening, viewers may find the last 10 minutes of the film amazingly intense, seeing as it spits out two twists, one right after the other.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for violence and pervasive language.

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Rated R for violence and a substantial amount of strong language

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