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Some sexual references

Around 1:13:00 there is a brief shot on a man reading a porn magazine - topless woman is seen for around 2 seconds.

A woman is approached by three men who start groping her and make sexual remarks. Nothing else happens.

It is implied that a woman was beaten and raped. Nothing is shown except her beaten face and blood streaking down from her face down to her legs. It is referred to once. ''She was raped''.

Several scenes of characters pointing guns at each other as well as some scenes of shootings.

A character trips over and blood is seen on the floor.

A man occasionally coughs up blood due to illness.

A man is burned in the cheek with a lit cigarette by a gang of thugs.

A gang drive-by shooting riddles a house and one character is wounded in the neck.

A woman returns home beaten up and it is later stated that the young woman had been raped. There are streaks of blood running from her face down to her legs. Her legs are stained with blood implying she was raped.

A man is dragged out of his house and he is kicked and punched. You can see bruises and he is bleeding. He is then held up at gunpoint.

A man is shot all over his body from multiple guns. Some blood mist is seen as blood tickles down his chest, but as it's dark a lot of the blood could be missed. Some of this is shown in slow motion, he falls and there are several shots of his bloody wounds, though blood is vaguely seen due to darkness. Blood is seen dripping down his wrist.

A man bloodies his knuckles in two separate incidents- one time blood is seen dripping from his hands.

Most of the violence occurs off screen and when we do see it, it is dark and most of the visuals can be missed.

About 77 F-words and its derivatives. Frequent in spurts rather than pervasive throughout.

Various amounts of milder language. (Pussy, bitch, ass, etc.)

Many uses of derogatory racial language.

A man drinks a lot of beer. Alcoholic drinks are shown consumed at social gatherings and a bar.

Walt's granddaughter who is about 18 is smoking.

A man smokes on screen a few times. It is inferred that he has developed lung cancer as a result of his constant habit. He is seen coughing up blood a few times.

The film can be intense throughout due to the fear that violence will erupt or characters may be hurt in stand-off, gang-related scenes.

People might find it emotional when one of the main characters gets killed.

Rated R for language throughout, and some violence

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