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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 man makes a hand gesture representing masturbation

We see a photo of a woman in her underwear

Violence & Gore

Throughout the movie, many explosions occur and countless shots are fired. Many men are hit, sometimes blood is seen squirting/spraying/gushing out, other times only little blood is seen.

Two helicopters are shot down by RPG's and crash into flame, a soldier is very bloody and screams in agony

A man is shot by an RPG, but the rocket does not explode, it simply sticks in his torso, blood and guts gush out and he screams in pain

A different man is shot at by an RPG, the rocket explodes and his hand and legs are blown off. We see his hand bloody on the ground (Another soldier picks it up), and we see him with blood, tissue and his guts pouring out and shrapnel ripped into his face. Very, very graphic and disturbing, though brief.

Another man is shot with an RPG and he explodes, bloody chucks of flesh go in all directions. Very brief but graphic.

A jeep is shot and the windshield explodes, lodging bits of glass in a man's hands and face. His face is shown very bloody for an extended amount of time as he continues to drive and scream in pain.

A man is shot in the back, blood gushes out of the wound and out of his mouth.

A man is beaten to death by Somalis.

Somalis open fire with a machine gun on innocent civilians, killing many of them, and blood splatters

A child soldier is shot and killed (blood splatters)

A child soldier tries to kill a U.S. soldier but accidentally shoots his own father (a Somali soldier) instead. (We see bloody bullet holes upon impact and see the father on the ground crying in pain.)

A man's dead body is seen inside a crashed helicopter, blood and guts are briefly seen.

A man is beaten in the face with the butt of a gun, he is captured and tortured off screen. We see his face extremely swollen and bloody.

A man is shot in the leg (very bloody). A long scene takes place where the medic performs surgery on him, the man screams in pain, blood gushes out and we sees close up of his insides and an artery, this is extremely graphic and disturbing.

A man falls out of a helicopter and dies on impact, blood is shown on his dead body

Blood pours on the ground in a military hospital.

A man throws up while running.


36 uses of "fuck" 21 uses of "shit" one middle finger many other mild obscenities

Smoking is shown and discussed briefly.

A few references to drugs and alcohol.

The whole movie is very intense and there is a lot of disturbing and graphic violence that will shock and sicken some viewers.

In the beginning of the film, starved bodies of African's are seen, very disturbing.

Soldiers beat / shoot innocent people trying to get food. While it's not shown graphically, it's somewhat disturbing.

In one particular scene, a soldier is being beaten by Somali's, trying to grab an item of sentimental value. The character is taken alive.

Scenes of battle trauma and field surgical operations, and intense battle sequences.

While not as gory as films like Saving Private Ryan, the film is more emotional. Large volumes of soldiers aren't killed off, but the injuries and deaths that do happen are very brutal.

The movie is intense, prolonged and graphic after the first 30 minutes. Due to the prominent shoot-outs, graphic nature, surgery scene and many other forms of realistic and emotional war violence.

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Rated R for intense, realistic, graphic war violence, and for language

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