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Sex & Nudity


Some sexual conversations.

Two women kiss each other, while they are in a party. The scene lasts a few seconds and then they are interrupted by a cop.

A couple start kissing each other. Then they go to bed to have sex, but this is not shown. After this, they are in bed together, obviously after sex.

Violence & Gore


One man winds up with a knife- buried to the hilt in his eye socket.

Woman has her face beaten and we can briefly see her face caved in.The damage is done off camera but we see her cheeks covered with bloody wounds. PG13

The two main characters are shot at repeatedly as they run into an apartment complex and Brian is shot in the hand.PG13

As Brian and Mike jump a wall, Brian shoots a cartel member in the head with lots of blood spray while he sits in a car.R

Brian and Mike are running through an alley and Brian is shot in the collar bone (off screen) and is shown coughing up blood as he fades out of consciousness.PG13

As Mike holds Brian while he is bleeding and the main cartel members shoot Mike with automatic weapons with lots of blood spray. R

The police catch the main cartel members on they're way out of the alley and are shot at by at least 10 police officers with blood spray. R

One follows a wild car chase.

Brian and Mike bash their way into a home and immediately smell what they assume is a dead body. Turns out, it's at least half a dozen bodies beheaded and disassembled. W

When a belligerent man tells Mike that he wouldn't be so tough without his badge, Mike engages him in a long, drawn-out fistfight.

Officers joke about shooting someone and roughing up criminals.



The language in this film is VERY explicit, and it ranks SEVENTH in the list of films that most frequently use the word fuck (with 326), behind only Alpha Dog, Casino, Nil by Mouth, Summer of Sam, The Wolf of Wall Street, and (obviously) Fuck, a documentary on the word itself

326 uses of the f word 111 uses of "shit" and scads of other obscenities, vulgarities, profanities and epithets, in English and Spanish.

Obscene gestures are made.


We see drug stashes on occasion.

Drug cartels are mentioned many times as there is a main plotline involving them.

A man asks a woman if she's ever had sex high on heroin, then claims to her he can 'go for hours' while high on it.

People are shown smoking marijuana.

One woman lights up a joint in front of a cop, and blows smoke in her face.

9/10 A very intense film.

Many intense confrontations between criminals and police, especially when both sides have weapons.

During an investigation of a house two cops find a gated room containing 15+ people and children (presumably illegal immigrants) locked inside, cramped.

The scene with the knife stuck in the eye of a police officer and the female officer and her face beaten up pretty bad is really disturbing.

The scene with the severed heads and the dismembered bodies is also very intense and hard to watch.

The final action scene of the movie, lasting at least 15 minutes, involves two cops who were 'greenlit' by a Mexican drug cartel trying to avoid being shot/killed, they are ambushed in an unfamiliar area, outnumbered and opened fire on by at least half a dozen gang members with automatic weapons, they trying to avoid being shot/killed, LOTS of bullets are fired, they run frantically around (most of the time in dark areas where they, and we, cannot see what might be coming at them. All of it is *very* intense and frightening as they literally fight for their lives (adding to the fright is that they are on their own without any kind of back-up or help present) knowing they could be killed at any moment.


Recommended for 15 or 16 and for some 14 year olds

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Rated R for strong violence, some disturbing images, pervasive language including sexual references, and some drug use

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