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19:36 - "Let's quit jerking off" on the non extended version (may vary by version, language, region or other factors)

sexual reference to oral sex - 20:41 on the non extended version

The word sexy is used a couple of times when referring to tattooing Charlotte from Charlotte's web on a mans head.

A man and woman kiss.

Crude statement made.

A scantily clad biker woman is shown. very short shorts, and a lot of cleavage. brief. about 15 seconds. A man slaps her on the bottom as she takes the lift.

There are suggestive scenes of violence against a female prisoner. Lots of cleavage is shown at this point. Also the woman's skirt, in this scene- gets very short/ thigh length.




A men is blown in half. At about 05:25 non extended version

A few beheading.

The violence in this film is not always very violent but there are scene that have strong violence. Lots of it is comical too, because all the guys are cracking jokes the whole time.

A man beats several people up on a basketball court. Comedic, VERY funny.

A fight ensues between two men, there is much kicking, punching and other brutal moves. One of the men is about to be impaled on a pole, but is stopped. Comedic. Between two high school rivals. (Jason Statham and some other guy)

People plant explosives all over a building.

A man breaks another man's elbow sideways. Somewhat Comical but sorta gross.

A man is stabbed in the thigh, and his opponent kicks the wound on his thigh. Like the scene in I Am Legend.

A Man falls off a bridge into water. He then says "That was AWESOME!"



7 clear f-bombs, 1 mumbled f-bomb 12:55 in the non extended version (4 of which are said by Bruce Willis within 4 minutes)

At least 20 s-words and derivatives (bullshit, dipshit, ect.),

2 S.O.B.'s, and other words (ass, damn, hell, prick, etc.)

- The Extended Directors Cut has more strong language.


A couple scenes of tobacco use.

The main villains are illegally producing cocaine, although no use is shown. Large packages are clearly shown.

One character is a drug addict and it is stated that he is using, although he never uses drugs on screen

The Expendables team drinks beer in a few scenes


Can be intense to some. But the movie is very funny, so during violent scenes the guys crack jokes to keep it light.

Total: 26/50.


Rated R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA15+ / Austria:16 / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (film #341592) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-15 / France:12 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Hong Kong:IIB (cut) / India:A / Ireland:15A / Italy:T / Japan:R15+ / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / Singapore:PG13 (edited TV version) / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (cut) / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (DVD rating) / UK:15 (cut) / USA:R (certificate #45175)

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