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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 man is shot in the head with a revolver. Not graphic.

Some moderately bloody shootings involving the police after Costello's gang has been set up.

A man punches another man four times in a tense argument. The latter has blood on his nose and mouth for some time.


About 140 uses of 'fuck', 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.

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.


Not suitable for children or young persons. Recommended for 14+

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some strong sexual content and drug material
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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