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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore

A bomb blows up a house with a family inside. No one gets hurt, but the family was shaken by it

A raid happens near the beginning of the movie that shows people punching, kicking, and knocking large things over. Upstairs they show a man on the floor getting beaten severely by two other men with guns and fists while also getting kicked in the side and face

A shootout takes place that shows police officer's getting shot and killed. Although the shooting wasn't that graphic, it did show bullet wounds on several of them

A child's skeleton is found in the woods. Later we hear that his leg was missing and he had a massive blow to the head


Two uses to the word cocksucker and one use of the "F" word. A single profaning of God's name comes from the lips of Richard Nixon at the end of the movie.

Some drinking and smoking is seen throughout the film.

A family's house get's bombed

The raid scene can be disturbing to some

A couple of shootouts can be disturbing

The child's skeleton in the woods is rather hard to see and hear about.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, mature thematic material, some strong language and brief sexual content.

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Rated R for brief strong language
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Austria:12 / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:G (Québec) / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-13 / France:U / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / India:A / Ireland:12A / Italy:T / Japan:G / Malaysia:18 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:11 / Philippines:R-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:7 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:10 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:10 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #47075)

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