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Parents Guide for
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There is one "sex scene" where they appear to be making love but it's not graphic, they are fully dressed.

Brief references. A man alludes to having to avoid being raped in prison.


Action violence throughout the film.

Contains several strong gory scenes depicting the effects of a toxic gas involving melting of the skin.

The film also contains several scenes of gunshot related death and one man set on fire.

A man is thrown out of a tower and is impaled on a pole.

A man throws a dagger which lodges into the neck of a man.

A large object crushes the head of a man and a bloody body is visible.

A man is shown vomiting into a dirty sink.

Several close up shots of men with bloody faces and bullet holes in the head.

Several soldiers are shot dead in a showering room.

Splashings of blood visible in one intense scene.

Much more bloody/intense than any other Michael Bay movie, possibly excepting the Bad Boys films.


About 50 or 60 'f' words (some used with 'mother'), 30 uses of shit, some 'damns' and other milder profanities.


Some casual drinking and smoking, non-abusive.


Some scenes may be intense for some viewers.

Constant threat, strong violence, very emotional scenes; there is some really intense stuff.

Rated R for strong violence, language and a sex scene
Argentina:16 / Australia:M (TV rating) / Australia:MA15+ (uncut) (2007) / Australia:MA (cut) (1996) / Australia:R (original rating) (1996) (1999) (2001) / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:PG (tv edition) / Denmark:16 / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 (TV version) (heavily cut) / Germany:16 (cut) (original rating) / Germany:18 (w) (original rating) / Germany:16 (uncut) (re-rating) (2013) / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15 / Italy:VM14 / Malaysia:18SG / Netherlands:16 / Netherlands:12 (TV version) (slightly cut) / New Zealand:R16 / New Zealand:PG (cut) / Norway:18 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Taiwan:R-12 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #34620)

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