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Visible nudity does not go beyond Kim Basinger's naked behind, but sexual intercourse and orgasms are depicted clearly and openly in three instances.


Some fights, they aren't very graphic but are pretty intense.

The main character beats up his mum's boyfriend after the man pushes her. The boyfriend beats Rabbit to the floor and against several objects gets pretty rough.

A character accidentally shoots himself in the thigh. Although this is done for laughs, you see blood covering his pants and his hands --- he is on crutches, disabled for the rest of the movie.

A boy is jumped by a group of guys, while his sister watches, screaming in terrifying horror, not graphic, but still intense. He is punched and kicked. He has a severely bruised eye for the rest of the movie.

Thus again the Motion Picture Association of America still rates this "R" because the violence is really that bad, not graphic, but definitely intense

Rabbit is subject to hearing details of dissing women, the disabled, and the others.


Very strong language throughout. 191 uses of the F-word often used in rap lyrics. Some S-words, uses of n*gger, ass, damn, religious exclamations and many others.

Also some sexual references.


Some use of marijuana, but nothing to suggest or even promote excessive use of narcotics.

A man is seen smoking a cigarette.


A boy is beaten by many thugs in front of his little sister whilst she is screaming through the window

Total - 32/50

Rated R for strong language, sexuality, some violence and drug use
Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Austria:12 / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14+ (TV rating) / Chile:14 / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-15 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:18 / Iceland:14 / India:A / India:UA (heavily cut) / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18 (cut) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 (original rating) / New Zealand:R13 (re-rating) / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 (edited for re-rating) / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:15 (2017) / South Korea:18 (2003) / Spain:18 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) / Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) / Taiwan:R-18 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #39361)

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