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MPAA Rated PG-13 for action violence and drug content

Sex & Nudity

  • A woman wear's a tight bathing suit at one point.
  • In the opening credits, the sillhouettes of nude women dance. We can see parts of their butts and breasts sometimes.
  • A man and a woman are sleeping together; she is nude and he is in his underwear. He is carried away to be killed, we see cleavage on her breasts and her bare back.
  • A woman gets out of bed nude, covering her front with a bedsheet (her bare back is visible and her butt is somewhat visible for a split second).
  • There's mostly implied sex on a boat between Bond and a woman.
  • A man and woman kiss in a swimming pool.
  • A man gets out of bed shirtless with a woman watching (non-sexual).

Violence & Gore

  • Bond throws maggots in a man's face, punches him, and flips him into a bed of maggots.
  • A brief shootout occurs inside a warehouse with sea creatures on a dock, and Bond pushes a man into an electric eel tank and he's electrocuted and killed.
  • Bond elbows a man and kicks another man, and jumps over a balcony and runs as men fire guns at him.
  • There's a long bar fight in which Bond and a woman take on several men while other patrons fight as well. The fight begins when the woman discharges a shotgun, and Bond punches and kicks several men, and is hit himself.
  • Bond fights two masked attackers but is beaten up and knocked out.
  • Bond detonates an explosive placed outside a window, and it blows in the wall.
  • Bond elbows and hits a man at a table and knocks him out.
  • Bond head butts a man and punches him, and lights the room they're in on fire.
  • A man holds Bond while another man punches him in the stomach.
  • A man's corpse is seen hanging up on a boat.
  • Bond struggles with two divers underwater, and he elbows one and kicks another, and then stabs one in the chest with a knife.
  • Bond knocks a man out of a plane, and hits another man several times, throwing him out too.
  • Bond fights a man inside a truck briefly, and he hits him, sprays a fire extinguisher in his face, and throws him out.
  • Bond pushes into a man into a pool with a shark, and the man's eaten. not graphic, but some blood is visible.
  • A woman is shot in the back on a dock and falls into a boat Bond is commandeering. He shoots at the man, and another man fires at the boat, but Nond shoots him, killing him, and the man's corpse falls into the water. The woman is unhurt, as she was wearing kevlar.
  • A woman is whipped for commiting adultery, while her lover is killed offscreen. It is implied he has his heart cut out. We only hear him yelling while we see the man using the whip; we do not see it hitting her. We later see her husband's bloody body from a distance.
  • A man whacks another man in the face with the butt of his rifle in a van; there is bloody mark on his cheek as he slumps in the driver's seat.
  • Bond finds a woman laying dead on her bed (although the injury is not clear) and a man in a body bag with some scratches and dried blood.
  • Bond shoots a harpoon at a man, very little blood is shown at impact.
  • A tank shoots at an abandoned house, killing two people; we see some blood trickle over their faces. One of the men is cursed by debris and a fair amount of blood is seen on him. The second man kills himself with a cyanide capsule and is shot twice.
  • A woman jumps out and shoots two army men dead, followed by an army officer shooting her brutally with three bloody holes in her chest.
  • Krest is thrown into a decompression chamber and is disrupted, causing his head to swell and explode. We see this from outside the door. Blood and gore splatters on the window.
  • Bond pulls a man, while dangling from a cocaine grinder under him, the man tries to hold on to Bond screaming, while his legs are being minced, we can see some blood and gore, however most is covered by smoke. He eventually is dragged down followed by further squealing. We see red smoke eminating.
  • Heller is found dead (impaled by a fork-lift). It is dark and hard to see however, but the impact still visable. There is blood shown around the impaled area.
  • A shootout erupts on a an airstrip leading to a brief chase. Several men fire guns at Bond, and he shoots their Jeep and it crashes, but the men escape.


  • 13 uses of "hell," 4 uses of "ass," 4 uses of "shit," 3 uses of "bastard," 2 uses of "damn," and 2 uses of "goddamn."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Bond and a woman drink in a casino.
  • Bond is injected with a drug and goes unconscious.
  • A man kills himself with a cyanide capsule.
  • Bond smokes at one point.
  • Drugs are seen throughout the whole movie due to the plot (never actually being used, however, discussed frequently.
  • Tanker trucks at the climax are filled with cocaine, disguised as petroleum, and shipped into different countires worldwide.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The gun battle and standoff inside the dock warehouse is intense.
  • The bar fight is mildly intense.
  • This is probably the most intense Bond movie to date, characters die or almost die in graphic detail.
  • Unlike most Bond films known for their playful nature, this Bond film takes a more serious and darker tone, with more violent themes.


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Violence & Gore

  • There's a long truck chase in the end, and a truck crashes another truck, a fuel tank plows into a truck and explodes, and a car is crushed. A man is also shot point blank, lots of gunfire is exchanged, and two men fight on a truck.
  • Felix is lowered into a pool with a shark. The shark attacks him, and blood is visible, but he survives.
  • Sanchez, drenched in petrol, is lit on fire by Bond, causing the tanker trucks to blow up.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The prominent appearance of a cigarette brand (used in the film as an explosive, rather than actually smoked) resulted in the filmmakers being required to include the US Surgeon General's Warning on Smoking during the closing credits.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The long truck chase at the end is actually pretty intense. Several people die, there are several explosions, and an intense fight inside a truck, and another atop one.
  • Leiter's torture is intense.

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