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Parents Guide for
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Passionate kissing.

We briefly see part of the side of Hancock's buttocks where his clothes were torn.

A man slaps a passing woman on the buttocks.

UNRATED VERSION: a woman in a bar convinces him to take her back to his trailer. You simply see her pounce on him, and then it shows the trailer shaking (from outside). He warns her as he is about to climax (shouting "Mountaintop! Mountaintop!), trying to get her to get back so he doesn't hurt her. We see light suddenly blast through the roof of the trailer. It cuts back to inside the trailer and she slams against the wall (clothed), presumably because his super strength makes his orgasm too powerful.


Fighting and violence throughout, including shootings with people shot with blood seen.

A man has his head shoved up the butt of another man (done off-screen) but the results are shown.

A man's hands get cut off twice; once off-screen and later briefly on-screen (no blood). Then he's hacked in the neck with an ax (barely visible due to speed and darkness in scene).


2 uses of "fuck" ( 1 in sub titles), 27 uses of "ass," (20 combined with "hole"),(1 paired with punk),(1 paired with jack), 2 use of "bitch," (along with one use of "son of a bitch"), "8 uses of "shit,"(2 paired with holy),(1 paired with hole), 3 uses of "God," 1 use of "Christ," 7 uses of "hell," 3 uses of "damn," 1 use of "piss," 1 use of "bastard," and 2 uses of "prick."


Hancock drinks heavily throughout

A man gets intoxicated after dinner


Lots of scenes where a city is damaged wrecklessly and innocent people are put in danger.

The villain wears a pretty scary black mask and goggles that will scare younger viewers if they watch it.


Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, and language (edited for re-rating)
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG / Canada:14A (Alberta) / Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Chile:TE+7 / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-13 / Finland:K-12/9 (2012 reform re-rating) / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:12 / Iceland:16 (DVD rating) / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Russia:12+ / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / South Korea:12 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:12A / UK:15 (extended cut) / USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) (certificate #43295) / USA:R (original rating)

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