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Sex & Nudity

Sex & Nudity: 4.5/10

There are some sexual references.PG

A teenage boy daydreams about his English teacher stripping during class. She takes off her shirt and bra, but her hands are covering her breasts. This is pretty brief, but is crude.PG-13

A picture of two bare-breasted African women are seen on a geographic website. It is implied that a teenage boy masturbates to the picture (he is shown unzipping his pants throws a bunch of used tissues into a bin). This is very brief 5 seconds. PG-13

There is a scene where a teen boy and and a teen girl are in their underwear as he puts suntan lotion on her back. She covers her breasts with her hands. Not sexual, as she believes he is gay.PG/PG-13

A teenaged couple have sexual intercourse behind a store at daytime. We see no nudity, but she is sitting on a guardrail with her legs wrapped around his waist, and there is a lot of thrusting.( Brief)PG-13

During one scene with Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace) & Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage), they tell Kick-Ass (Aaron-Taylor Johnson) to contact them if they are needed; Hit-Girl (Grace) reminds Kick-Ass (Johnson) of a special signal from the Mayor's office that is "in the shape of a giant cock"; she then blows a kiss to him before exiting. Of course this entire scene is played for laughs.PG-13

Violence & Gore

Violence & Gore: 8/10

A character tries flying from a skyscraper, but falls to his death onto a taxi cab. Not graphic. This is played for laughs. PG/PG-13

A character dies from an aneurysm, falling over on the table during breakfast. It is very brief, and there is no blood, and it is played for laughs.PG

A man has his finger cut off with a pair of wire-cutters. It is off-screen, but he is heard screaming in agony. Not graphic.PG/PG-13

Kick-Ass attempts to stop a bunch of thugs that are breaking into a car, and as a result, he is stabbed in the abdomen and accidentally hit by a car. Some blood is shown during this scene and he is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He survives the incident and acquires superhuman abilities due to his nerve endings being damaged. An Intense, Startling, & Emotional scene PG-13

A man is forced into an industrial-sized microwave as interrogation. He soon explodes and blood and gore is shown splattering everywhere inside the microwave. Brief, but Graphic & played for laughs, shown from a distance PG-13/R

Kick-Ass picks a fight with a bunch of street thugs that attempt to beat a man up. He repeatedly whacks them with batons to lure them away to make them leave the innocent man alone. This scene is mostly about courage, and some may find it inspiring. Very Violent & Intense, yet Heartfelt PG-13

Kick-Ass electrocutes a drug-dealer with a tazer, and so he is pinned down and about to be killed by the thug, but the latter is then stabbed through the back by an 11-year-old girl, with a machete shown protruding from his chest from behind.(very little blood) PG-13

An 11-year-old girl kills a bunch of criminals with a double-bladed sword in a stylized fight scene. She slices them and stabs them with the sword, and even severs one of their legs. At the end of the fight, a scared and helpless female junkie runs for her life. The little girl chases after, corners, and coldly murders the woman by stabbing her twice. Comically graphic.PG-13/R

A man is shot in the head with a sniper rifle.(not very graphic but startling) PG-13

A man and his 11-year-old daughter handcuff a man to the steering wheel of a car and crush him in a car compactor. It is shown from a distance, but blood is shown splattering on the inside of the windshield as he screams. violent but Brief & Startling PG-13/R

A man thinks he spots a superhero on the street and follows him into an alleyway and then beats him down. He then shoots hi, in the head. This person is then revealed to be an impersonators. A second man observes, and is shot as a consequence. Violent & Disturbing, yet brief (most of this appears off screen). PG-13

Two superheroes find a burning building with a lot of dead bodies inside it with lots of bloody puddles and injuries.The explanation for their killings is shown later on a video recording where in which we see a superhero killing them all with firearms, grenades and knives. We see a man get his throat slit. A fair amount of blood splatter is shown.PG-13/R

A teen boy attempts to impress a teen girl by climbing into her bedroom window; initially she mistakes him for a stalker and she sprays him in the eyes with mace. She then beats him with a tennis racket. This scene is played largely for laughs.PG

An 11-year-old girl is shot in the chest with a handgun and falls out of a window. This is not graphic. She survives this however thanks to a bullet-proof vest.PG

Two superheroes are handcuffed to chairs by drug dealers and tortured on live television. They are beaten several times with knuckledusters, batons, and baseball bats. This scene goes on for a while. Due to the characters' reactions & the violent nature of it all, this scene is viewed as Intense, Brutal, Graphic, Bloody, & Unsettling to watch. Probably the most violent sceneR

An 11-year-old girl kills all of the drug dealers with a handgun from a first-person perspective in night-vision. Some blood is shown as she kills each one of them. Her father is then covered with kerosene and lit on fire. He is shown burning semi-graphically as his daughter kills the rest of the thugs. We later see him with severe burns before dying in front of his daughter. This entire scene is Really HeartbreakingPG-13

Hit-Girl shoots a man directly through another man's mouth with a handgun.PG-13

Hit-Girl kills a group of thugs with a knife attached to a wire. She does this by digging it into their throats and then yanking it out with some blood splatter, and then she tosses at another man and it stabs him directly through the wrist. He is clearly in a lot of pain as she wraps the wire around his neck and pulls it, causing him to shoot himself in the head with his handgun. VERY BRIEF

A man is stabbed in the chest by two knives. It is not graphic at all. Pretty funny.PG/PG-13

A superhero guns down three men with a pair of jetpack-mounted mini guns. Fairly Graphic, yet funnyPG-13

An 11-year-old girl fights against a gangster. Punching and thrashing is shown, and she is almost beaten to death. Intense, Violent, & Really Emotional PG-13

Two superheroes fight with a pair of batons and wooden training swords. They ultimately end up knocking each other out. Brutal & Intense, yet brief and played for laughs PG/PG-13

A gangster is shot with a bazooka and is sent flying out of a skyscraper window. He blows up. Not graphic at all; Shot for comedic effect... PG-13

It is implied that two bullies are beaten up after asking an 11-year-old girl for her lunch money. Not graphic; It is played for laughs.G

Profanity

Profanity: 10/10

About 110 uses of f-words, R 1 use of "c*nt" (humorously by an 11-year-old Hit-Girl)R , also the reference to a "giant cock" shaped signal that shines in the sky (also said by Hit-Girl), PG-13 and many other milder obscenities such as "bitch", "ass", "pussy", "dick", "hell", "damn", and "douche". PG-13

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 4/10

Cocaine is discussed at some points in the movie. The main villain is a mafioso drug dealer.PG-13

A low level street thug is seen smoking a marijuana cigarette. as he attempts to break into a car.PG

The main villain cuts up cocaine, and we see him snort it. This is happens a very briefly.PG-13/R

A minor drug dealer's apartment is seen. A few people inside are seen smoking marijuana from joints and bongs.(very brief) PG-13

A teen boy smokes a marijuana cigarette while driving.(Played for laughs) PG-13

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 6/10

Sensitive people may not like the violence despite most of it being comical. The film, while being very violent, has a satirical and darkly comical edge to it, but the fight scenes feel much more realistic than other superhero/comic book movies (see 'Violence/Gore' section for complete details...).

Kick-Ass is nearly killed many times throughout the film, in realistically brutal/bloody ways.

The scene where Kick-Ass (Aaron-Taylor Johnson) and Big Daddy (Nicholas Cage) are tortured and brutally beaten on live television followed by one of them being burnt alive and dying is very intense and emotional.

The death of Big Daddy (Cage) is extremely upsetting, & can be hard to watch. It's also quite graphic, and when hit-girl gets sad it's emotional and I myself cried

The Final Fights w/ Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace)/Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong), & Kick-Ass (Aaron-Taylor Johnson)/Chris D'Amico (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) are Brutal, Intense, Bloody, & Violent.

Hit-Girl is nearly killed by Frank D'Amico (Very Intense & Shocking), until she is saved by Kick-Ass at the last second...

Kick-Ass kills Frank D'Amico with a bazooka, and he blows up (not graphic); Comedic moment

Total explicit content estimation: 32/50

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language, sexual content, nudity and some drug use - some involving children
Certification:
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18A (Canadian Home Video rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18+ (TV rating) / Chile:14 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:U (with warning) / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 / India:U/A / Ireland:16 / Ireland:18 (DVD rating) / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R15+ / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:16 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #45914)

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