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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


We see a man and woman kiss briefly in bed.

We see two women kiss

A man pulls out a dildo.

We hear that a man owns a pornographic theatre.

A man (while harassing a teen girl) asks if she had her period.

A man asks a woman in an elevator "do you want to do it tonight?"

It is implied that a man and his Psychiatric have sex. No nudity is shown.

Violence & Gore


People push and punch each other in a violent street riot.

A man is bashed over the head with a glass leaving a large bloody wound on his head. That same man is later violently punched in the face and knocked out by the man who at first defended him.

A man's broken arm/wrist is repeatedly smashed.

A man strangles a woman to death with a wire.

A man is shot in the head with a revolver. Slightly graphic.

An innocent man is brutally stabbed in the street.

Quite a lot of bloody and mildly bloody shootings involving the police after Costello's gang has been set up.

A man brutally beats two men in a dinner.

Billy punches Colin several times during a tense argument on a roof, as a result Colin is seen with blood on his face during the following scenes.

A man is shot in the head. A lot of blood sprays on the wall behind him.

In what happens to be the last killing of the movie, a man shoots another man in the head with a silenced pistol, causing blood and brain matter to spray on the door and wall behind him.



237 uses of the F-word. Numerous other instances of crassness, cursing, and vulgarity: e.g., c*cksucker, b*tch, p*ssy, a**hole, c*ck, pr*ck, d*ck, balls, c*nt, sh*t, goddamn, etc.

Tons of crude references to oral sex, incest, pedophilia, masturbation, pornography, and prison rape.

C*nt, c*ck, and d*ck are used in name calling and also to refer to genitalia.

Racial slurs for Italians, African Americans, Irish, Chinese, and Puerto Ricans.


A man claims he is high.

A man tests a bag of cocaine by tasting it.

People are shown drinking alcohol in many scenes throughout the movie.

A man throws some cocaine on a table and tells a hooker not to come up until she's numb.


The overall film is very intense.


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA / 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:U (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 (MTRCB) / 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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