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A young teen is seen shirtless on various occasions (during training, while posing like a bodybuilder, being healed by Mr. Han, etc.).

A girl tells a story in which two lovers were separated by a river and were helped by birds to cross it so that they were able to spend a night together. A brief kiss, seen in person and then in silhouette on a screen.

A woman jokes that she went into the wrong restroom (due to being unable to read the signs) and encountered a 90-year-old man who thought he was going to get a little treat.


Multiple scenes of martial arts fighting. Some are brief and mild, but others may seem brutal and intense to young viewers. None contain blood and/or excessively graphic blows.

A teenager pushes another boy to the ground, prompting him to react, then kicks him repeatedly.

A teenager is humiliated twice by another boy, and is afraid of reacting, as he had been beaten once by the same boy.

A young boy is chased and tracked down by a group of boys, that eventually catch him. While two immobilize him, one kicks him repeatedly in the stomach. An adult stop the fight and is attacked by the teens. He eventually defeats them, after a spectacular martial arts combat. Moderate; no blood, but one character is injured.

A Kung-fu teacher preaches to-the-end combat and says one should have no mercy for his opponent.

A man smashes his own car.

A car accident is mentioned; it is also mentioned that two people died, a ten-years-old child and his mother. The driver, the father, survived.

During the final kung-fu open tournament, there are various instances of hard contact during the various spectacular fights. A teen has his leg severed, but continue to fight; there is a close-up of the severed leg; opponents are knocked down and brutally hit, even after being down and having given up; a man tells a teenager to broke his opponent leg - he does so, the his opponent continue fighting and defeat him.


one damn it . Four uses of ass, all in the same scene.


A man is drunk. A bottle with a Chinese label is seen briefly next to him.


Some battle scenes are really tension-filled and intense, especially to young viewers.

As Cheng is Dre Parker's bully, his personality is full of hatred, savagery, and being sadistic. Cheng's ruthless behavior may frighten and upset some viewers. Master Li is even more monstrous and can also be frightening.

Recommended age: 9+

If movies had ESRB ratings: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Mild Blood, Language, Violence

Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language
Argentina:Atp / Australia:M (original rating) / Australia:PG (re-rating on appeal) / Brazil:10 / Canada:PG (TV rating) / Germany:6 / Ireland:12A / Japan:G / Malaysia:P13 / Netherlands:6 / Norway:11 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:G (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:PG / USA:PG (certificate #45416)

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