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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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Several men and women in a bar scene kiss and hug briefly (a few of the women wear slightly low-cut tops that show a little cleavage).

A short, grainy cell phone video shows a young woman opening her blouse to briefly reveal a pink bra; a young man looks at the picture and says the woman is hot.

Several women meet soldiers in a parade on their return home and kiss them briefly (a few of the women wear scoop-necked dresses that show a bit of cleavage and other women wear extremely short shorts).

A young man is shown in his underwear and boots (bare chest, back and legs are visible) in a couple of scenes.


A man from a back window fires an automatic rifle as the car speeds around a corner, much yelling follows and soldiers drive after the car in Hummers.

At a road block in an Iraqi city soldiers stop each car, searching the vehicles and the passengers and one soldier says, "We're waiting to get blown up," and when one car does not stop quickly enough a soldier fires warning shots in the air.

A young man is sent to the stockade after complaining about receiving orders to return to Iraq even though his contract has expired, and the young man beats up his two army escorts, steals a jeep, and goes AWOL.

A young man attacks three men who have broken into his car, one of them strikes him in the head (we see a gash and blood spurts), he beats all three of them, takes a gun away from one, and fires it beside the ear of one of them, and the three robbers lie on the ground; he kicks one, and he threatens to kill them all, retrieves the stolen items and leaves.

A man attacks a stranger.

Two young men fight.

A young man visits a VA hospital and sees a platoon friend who was wounded in Iraq: the friend has a burned face and burned eyes (he's blind), and misses his right arm and right leg at the knee (we see black stitches on his upper arm and thigh stumps); we also see a triple amputee playing pool with a young woman he wears two artificial legs and one artificial arm with a double hook pincher.


71 uses of the F-word and 30 uses of the S-word, along with many other profanities.

Pejoratives directed at Muslims are used throughout (mostly Haji)


A man falls down twice from drinking too much, a young woman orders several shots of Tequila at a bar and a friend joins her and they drink several shots, in a bar scene all of the tables are loaded with bottles and glasses of beer and several men and women drink, while on a sidewalk two men drink from cans of beer, some men and women dance together with bottles of beer in their hands, in an afternoon park scene several young men drink from open bottles and cans of beer and several young men walk out of a bar at night and one drinks from an open beer bottle. One man smokes a cigarette.


The film deals with the aftereffects of people who had been in the Iraq War. Some scenes are very intense and not for the faint of heart.

TECE: 34/50

Rated R for graphic violence and pervasive language

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