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Parents Guide for
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We see a man and woman kiss/make out on a bed about 13 seconds. The latter is in her underwear (no nudity)

There are a couple of strong sexual references throughout.

A man shows off a strap-on briefly in a scene where the characters are in a cinema watching porn movies. No explicit images from that movies is shown .

There are a few kissing scenes.

A man is bashed over the head with a glass leaving a bloody wound on his head. He is later punched around the face a few times, knocking him out.

Several bodies with very bloody faces are seen for a few seconds. One of them has blood spray on someone else when his partly unconscious body hits the ground.

A man is roughing up another man around the face before a man is punched once, with two teeth knocked out.

A man is stabbed once in the chest with a pocket knife.

A shootout happens between the police and Costello's gang. All of Costello's men die in a bloody fashion, but two of the more notable ones are when one man gets shot in his stomach, and tries to stay alive while he coughs up blood, and eventually gets blown up. Another is when Costello is shot in the lower hip, and there is a lot of blood around the wound. He then coughs up a lot of blood, leaving blood on his lips and teeth for a while, until one man shoots him 4 times, and he dies.

A man falls from a building. The impact is not seen, but a large amount of blood sprays onto a man. His body is then later shown with blood all over his face, and a blood puddle beneath his head.

A man punches another man in the face 4 times, leaving him with blood pouring from his nose.

A man gets shot in the head very unexpectedly with a lot of blood splatter behind him.

2 men get shot in the head with blood mist. Not graphic.

A man gets shot in the head and there is a lot of blood splatter on the door behind him.

A man gets shot in the kneecap with blood spray shown.

About 140 uses of 'fuck', 4 uses of "cunt", 24 of 'shit', 10 of 'ass', and 1 of 'faggot' and 'son of a bitch'. Also 6 instances of "Christ", 3 of "God", 2 of "damn", and 2 of "Goddamn".

A man tests a bag of cocaine by tasting it.

A man throws cocaine on a bed and tells a woman not to get up until she is numb.

A large amount of cocaine is shown in bags at one point.

People are shown drinking alcohol in a number of scenes.

Very intense and heart-racing.

Costello's interrogation of Costigan is rather cringe-inducing.

Some of the violence occurs very suddenly. A man's tooth is knocked out.


MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:16 / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / China:(Banned) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:12 (DVD rating) / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:16 / Greece:K-13 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / India:A / Iran:18+ / Ireland:16 (original rating) / Ireland:18 (video rating) / Israel:16 / Italy:T / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:18SG / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/16 / Romania:I.C.-14 / Singapore:M18 (edited version) / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #42877)

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