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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

When busting into a guy's apartment whom previously meeting in the movie, you see posters in his apartment. One of the naked back and butt of a woman and another showing a woman's chest, her shirt is partially open but no nudity is shown in this one.

Sandra Bullock is shown in a bra in one scene.

A woman kisses a man in an almost-suffocating way in a bar.

Prostitutes are shown wearing very skimpy clothing in a scene.

Mild to graphic sexual references and jokes.

Violence & Gore

A female police officer headbutts a thug, knocking him out (he falls backwards), grabs his gun and shoots another thug in the chest, leaving a large red stain as he falls forward to the floor.

A man shoots another man tied to a chair in the head and we see a lot of blood spray out the back of the head.

A woman tries to do a tracheotomy on a man that is choking and creates a fountain of blood after cutting his throat and inserting a straw; a pancake pops out of his throat before he goes away in an EMT vehicle.

Two police officers arm themselves with weapons and ammo and chase drug dealers to a warehouse where one officer slides a backpack to a man across the floor and it explodes with a live grenade inside, blowing the men off screen (we see other men with bloody faces and other injuries).

An FBI agent shows photos of a murder victim to various persons of interest; the victim in the photo is lying on one side, with clothing torn open at the thighs and shoulders, with some blood on the clothing (the gender is indeterminate).

A woman watches as her car is totally destroyed by an explosion with smoke and tall flames; an elderly man had just gotten behind the wheel and we hear that he died.

Two female police officers with guns drawn find a group of men with guns drawn in a warehouse and the men tie the women to chairs with rope while one man pulls out a collection of a dozen knives in a folding cloth holder; he removes an oyster knife, jams it into the thigh of one of the women and we see some blood as she gasps; the man walks away and the second woman scoots her chair around, pulls the knife out of the other's leg, cuts her own ropes and replaces the knife in the thigh after two tries while the injured woman shouts in pain; when the man returns, the free woman pulls the knife out of the other woman's leg and cuts the man's leg (we briefly see a streak of blood), the other woman then tips her chair over so the man falls to the ground, another bad guy appears, the free woman throws a knife into his chest and takes his gun, she points it at the first man who holds a knife to the throat of the woman tied to the chair, the woman headbutts him and knocks him unconscious.

Two female police officers drive to a hospital where a man is about to be killed by thugs, one of the women falls from the car, crawls inside the hospital, grabs a wheelchair and wheels through hallways, waving nurses off with her gun; in the victim's room, a thug hits the other female cop in the head, dropping her to the floor but still conscious; the thug sticks an air-filled syringe into the man's arm and the injured officer slides into the room on her bottom and shoots the thug twice in the groin (we see blood).

A female police officer removes bullets from her weapon, enters an interrogation room, points the gun at the perpetrator's groin and pulls the trigger with each question, sending him into screeching shouts.

A police officer chases a running crook in her beat-up car, he rolls off the hood uninjured, and she drives through front yards and vacant lots, losing a hubcap and leveling grass; on foot, she chases a crook over a tall fence and he sprains his leg, limps down the street, overturns a vegetable bin from a truck, and she throws a watermelon to knock him down.

A police officer and her partner hold a man over a fire escape railing by his feet, drop him on top of the hood of his truck with a crash, and he dents the hood (he is unharmed).

We hear that a criminal was shot and stuffed into his car trunk as the camera cuts to his face with closed eyes while he is on a morgue table and we see a large forehead bullet hole filled with dried blood; a doctor picks up the man's tongue from a bowl with tongs and it looks like gray rubber.

A man has several cigarette burns on his inner forearm from previous torture and we later hear that the man was shot and coma induced (we see him in the hospital with a tube in his nose, but no wound is visible).

An angry female police officer shouts and curses continually at other police officers and at criminals; she assaults criminals with wristlocks and knocks them to the ground, as well as pulling her handgun several times, but does not fire.

A police officer tells a woman to stick her head on a doorframe so she can slam the door on it 157,000 times.

A police officer tells a desk sergeant that she will reach into his pocket, take a key, ram it down his throat, then go to his house with the key and kill him in the night.

Several times a female police officer tells a female FBI agent that she will punch her or kill her.

A TV in a house plays scenes from a monster movie in which a woman is strangled.

Taken to the police chief's office, one police officer bounces a Tic Tac box off the chief's head and she and another officer poke each other several times.

Two women detectives argue and slap at each other's' hands.

A man sits outside a motel room with a ball bat in his hand, watching for criminals.

A SWAT team breaks into a house, while arguing with a female FBI agent; the SWAT members find nothing, but the agent finds criminal evidence and makes an arrest, while the men mutter about her.

In a briefing room, a female FBI agent who supervises men shouts at them for making fun of a female police officer; she curses at them and flashes an obscene hand gesture, (flips the bird) to them through the glass as she leaves the meeting room.

A woman's family includes several grown children and at family dinners, everyone shouts and curses at one another and the mother makes an obscene hand gesture toward one daughter.

A man standing against a wall looks like he is urinating, but we see no urine.

A woman bursts into a bathroom with a drawn gun and finds an elderly woman on a toilet, covered up by a long dress; she then walks away.

A female police officer lives in a dirty apartment with old food in the refrigerator and a tall cabinet filled with weapons and ammunition; her window is covered by a paper human target, full of bullet holes.


Many, many uses of the F-word at least 120+ and its derivatives, multiple uses of 'shit', as well as other language that most surely will offend some. Foul language and swearing is heard literally from the first minute to the last minute in this movie, it is constant and unrelenting and mostly from the character of agent Mullins, (Melissa McCarthy) .

One use of cunt which was used by a woman in the background, and she said 'kiss my cunt, you twat'. (Only in Extended/Unrated Version)

Agent Mullins is a member of an extremely dysfunctional family, virtually all with very foul mouths. When the two agents visit agent Mullins' family home, they are met with anger, bitterness and foul language because in the recent past she had arrested her own brother. He had since been released.

One use of the middle finger.

The main plot of the film revolves around an FBI agent and police officer trying to track down and stop a drug cartel.

Bags of cocaine are shown about three times before being confiscated by police.

Adults are shown drinking liquor in a nightclub, as well as smoking cigarettes in other scenes.

A man is seen smoking a marijuana cigarette and is chased and stopped by a police officer. He is found with a bag of cocaine in his back pocket.

One extended scene takes place at a bar and the two agents smoke cigarettes and get wasted drunk to the point of vomiting and blacking out.

Some scenes may be intense.

The tracheotomy scene is very bloody.

Suggested Rating: R for Sexual References, Persuasive Language, Drug Use, and Violence.

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Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence

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