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6/10 2 scenes of kissing between a husband and wife; sex is implied between them. There are women who show cleavage throughout the movie. In a bar, their are 3+ topless woman walking around.

7/10 - a lot of bloodless violence.

A man is shot by a SWAT officer and shown lying on the ground soaked in blood, but this is revealed to be a ruse.

Four other men are shot dead by SWAT officers, but there is little blood.

A man is kicked repeatedly.

A man shoots another in the knee, shoulder and then a third time, killing him; there is little blood.

Several people are shot, including young children, but there is no blood.

A man shoots another in the chest; blood spurts.

A man kills another by shooting a gas canister; he is shown being engulfed in flames and his burning body is shown.

A man is shot in the back, but there is no blood.

A man wrestles with another and throws him to the floor. He is grabbed from behind by a second man who is then stabbed in the back (no blood). The man on the ground then attacks him with a knife; he overpowers him, cuts his cheek, and slams his head into a post.

Gunmen chase a woman and her young son and force them to crash by shooting out the tires on their car; leaving them with bloody wounds. They flee and and are chased down and run over; upsetting, but not overly graphic.

A man is shot in the leg and shoulder with blood spurting from the impact. His adversary then kicks and punches him repeatedly in the face, breaking his nose and leaving his eye swollen shut. He is then shot in the chest; this is shown from a distance.

There is a scene where people are being tortured by having their piercings removed with pliers. It happens behind the scenes, so you'll doesn't see anything.

6 F-words. some milder profanity such as shit, hell, damn.

Some drinking and casual smoking nothing off note.

The movie is very dark in tone.

"The Punisher" is a very soft film for R-rating.

Mature children aged 13+ should be fine. Should be rated 15 in the UK.

Rated R for pervasive brutal violence, language and brief nudity
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (Violence) / Chile:14 / Czech Republic:12 / Finland:K-18 / France:16 / Germany:18 (JK/SPIO) (uncut version) / Germany:18 (cut) / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Ireland:15PG (cinema rating) / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18SG / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:15 / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Russia:16+ / Singapore:NC-16 (edited for re-rating) / Singapore:M18 (original rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Zurich) / UK:18 / USA:R (No. 40653) / USA:Unrated (extended version)

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