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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


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.

Plenty of sexual references, mostly not graphic though often used with strong language.

Violence & Gore


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

A 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.

Two characters are shot at repeatedly as they run into an apartment complex and one is shot in the hand.

A man shoots a cartel member in the head with lots of blood spray while he sits in a car.

A man is shot in the collar bone off screen and is shown coughing up blood as he fades out of consciousness.

A man is shot repeatedly with automatic weapons, with resulting blood spray.

Several cartel members are shot and killed by surrounding police.

Two policemen discover a room with decapitated heads and various other body parts.

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.



Around 326 uses of the f-word and scads of other obscenities, vulgarities, sexual references, and epithets, in English and Spanish.


We see drug stashes on occasion.

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

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


The scenes with the knife stuck in the eye of a police officer and the female officer with her face beaten badly may disturb some.

The scene with the severed heads and the dismembered bodies might also be hard to watch.

Infrequent, but 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 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 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.

Overall it's an edgy movie with many unscrupulous characters and, despite not being terribly intense, may make viewers feel uncomfortable at times.


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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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