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A woman is seen shirtless caressing a shirtless man, the two kiss intimately and the scene ends. Her breasts are seen a couple of times during the scene.

Two men briefly strip bare outdoors (not graphic).

Various characters fight or beat each other in multiple scenes. A couple of the scenes show details of the fights and blood.

A man is stabbed to death (no gore or actual details)

A police officer is beaten unconscious.

A man hits a woman giving her a bloody lip.

A man is shot in the ear (he survives) but blood is shown.

A woman is attacked and thrown off a balcony. She is shown lying there bloody.

There is heavy crude street dialogue between the two main characters (Wahlberg and Phoenix), several other characters also briefly use various language, including 49 F-words, 2 C-words, 17 S-words.

Most of the characters smoke cigarettes.

There are a couple scenes at parties where drinking and smoking is occurring.

There are a couple scenes at bars and dance clubs.

The film has a dark, eerie tone/setting in many parts.

Although not graphic, the stabbing scene and some fights/beatings could be shocking.

A woman falls to her death off a balcony. She is shown afterwards bloody and appears to be dead.

Rated R for language, violence and a scene of sexuality

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