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MPAA Rated R for strong violence and language

Sex & Nudity

  • 3/10 Sex and rape references
  • One of the convict's name is Johnny 23, for the number of rapes he was charged with.
  • Johnny 23 makes remarks to a female prison guard about the ways he is going to sexually abuse her and make himself Johnny 24 afterwards. He attempts to sexually assault her twice before being stopped twice.
  • A convict is shirtless while doing push-ups in his cell.
  • The deleted scenes contain more sexual content that would have possibly earned the film an NC-17.

Violence & Gore

  • 10/10
  • Please note that this refers to the extended version, as it is most likely to contain the most violence.
  • There is real modern warfare footage at the very beginning (non graphic), a man has a fight with three men, punching and kicking entails and at the end a man hits a man in the nose kiling him, little blood is shown.
  • A man is shown lying on the floor with a bloody face during a prison riot.
  • Men are shot with blood spurts and men are beaten with fists and guns.
  • One man gets stabbed in the neck with a pair of Handcuffs, blood is shown.
  • A man is impaled on a pole (blood is seen) after a fight involving punching and kicking.
  • A man is crushed in the landing gear of a plane, he is then thrown from the plane eventually hitting car.
  • A man is set on fire for a short period of time.
  • A man is thrown into a cage and punched after threatening to rape a restrained woman.
  • A man is shot in the neck (off screen).
  • A man is seen with his throat slit, bloody.
  • Three men are killed in an explosion.
  • A man is seen strangled by a chain with a bloody and bruised face.
  • Men are punched and thrown to the floor.
  • Men are kicked to the floor.
  • Men are threatened with guns.
  • Men are punched and kicked and one is shot in the leg (blood spurts).
  • A man is burnt alive then killed by an explosion.
  • Men are shot (no blood) and cars an trucks are blown up.
  • A man is kicked in the face.
  • A woman is knocked out by a punch.
  • A man is shot (no blood).
  • A man is punched and has his head banged against a cage.
  • A man is shot (off screen).
  • A man is shot (blood spurts).
  • A man is kicked while restrained.
  • A man is shot (small amount of blood).
  • A man is beaten to the floor after threatening another man with a broken bottle.
  • A man is shot in the arm (blood spurts).
  • A man is punched to the floor.
  • A man is slapped.
  • A man is knocked out with a gun round the head.
  • A man's arm has been ripped off and is left hanging in handcuffs (non graphic).
  • Men are thrown from their motorbikes by a water cannon.
  • A man is killed by a motorbike hittin the back of a fire engine where he is standing.
  • A man gets a sharp ended pole graphicaly stuck through the side of his shin, he then pulls it out (off screen).
  • A man is punched in his bullet wounded arm.
  • A man is chained to a ladder on a fire engine as it is in motion, he is then driven through a window and thrown onto a conveyor belt.
  • A man jumps of a fire engine hitting a car on the way down.
  • A man's head is crushed by a weight offscreen, though we still hear the crush.


  • 7/10
  • Atleast 20-30 "f" words ,9-10 "son" words ,3 "s" words and atleast 2 "b" words.
  • The language in this movie is nothing compared to films such as Scarface, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Casino, Wolf of Wall Street, etc. Fairly standard profanity compared to most mainstream action movies.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 7/10 The film's main theme is a plane full of convicts so the atmosphere remains tense throughout, particularly as there are hostages on board and in constant peril. There is a significant amount of violence and suspense both on board the plane and in other scenes involving the convicts which can get very intense.
  • An airplane crashes into Las Vegas; the entire sequence is intense.
  • Overall, the amount of violence throughout the movie can get disturbing at times.
  • Rated R for: Strong Violence, Graphic Language, Adult Content.(Starz/Encore advisory)


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • One scene features a psychopathic convict having a tea-party with a small girl. Though criminal activity is suggested, we later see the small girl waving at the plane full of convicts as it disappears into the sky.

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