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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

4/10

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

A pornographic movie is briefly shown in the background. A man pulls out a dildo. Two women kiss for a couple seconds.

A man harassingly asks a teen girl if she has had her period. A man asks a woman in an elevator "do you want to do it tonight?"

Violence & Gore

9/10

Depictions of graphic mobster violence are shown throughout.

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 briefly seen strangling a woman with a wire.

A man is shot in the head with a revolver. Another man is beaten in the head offscreen (very brief), blood sprays onto the adjacent wall.

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

A man is bashed once on the head and then shot in the kneecap. The violence lasts only a few seconds.

A man is shot in the head with a silenced pistol, causing blood to spray behind him.

A man's broken wrist is slammed three swift times on a table and hit three times with a boot.

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

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

Profanity

10/10

225 uses of 'fuck', 24 of 'shit', 10 of 'ass', 5 of 'cocksucker', 4 of 'cunt', and 1 of 'faggot' and 'son of a bitch'. Also 6 instances of "Christ", 3 of "God", 2 of "damn", and 2 of "Goddamn".

2-3 uses of 'blow-job' and 'jerk-off', and very infrequent references to incest, pedophilia, pornography, and prison rape.

1 use of 'nigger' and 'chink', and a couple of racial slurs for Italians, Irish, and Puerto Ricans.

3/10

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

A man tests a bag of cocaine by tasting it. A man claims he is high.

People are shown drinking alcohol in a number of scenes.

8/10

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

The various scenes of violence in the film are very intense.

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

Not recommended for under 16.

16+

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