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A girl is shown in her underwear for a second. Very brief.

A man and a woman are in a shower together. Very brief. Part of a flashback. Her back is shown. No nudity is visible. [timing: 2 or 3 seconds]


Gun battles show bullet holes in the chest and head with some blood stains and splatters. Nothing graphic or excessive. Characters are shown suffering pain from various wounds, often crawling or stumbling to take cover or escape.

Multiple hand-to-hand combat sequences that include scenes of punching, choking, stabbing, eye-gouging, and neck-snapping. One scene in particular is intense (see Frightening/Intense Scenes)

Multiple characters shot in the head execution-style at close range; multiple characters shot in the head by snipers; multiple characters shot unexpectedly.

Bystanders shot while trying to escape gun battles. Car chases through heavy traffic involve multiple collisions (some deliberate) with characters suffering serious injuries, including being crushed by vehicles.

An explosion launches a man through a fence and into a car hard enough to dent it.

A character digs something that he injected out from under his skin.

A man gets waterboarded once and we see him coughing up water.

Every major character is shot at some point in this film whether it's fatal or not.

Bit above PG-13 level.


One use of "f-bomb"

four uses of "shit,"

two uses of "bitch"

two uses of "ass"

PG-13 Language. Very mild.

People drink wine occasionally but it's not constant and no one gets drunk


Contains a torture/waterboarding scene. This can be disturbing for some.

Rated R for strong violence throughout and some language

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