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MPAA Rated R for strong violence, drug content, sexuality and language

Sex & Nudity

  • Breasts are shown a couple of times throughout the film. Before an implied sex scene and during a scene in a strip club.

Violence & Gore

  • We see a man being shot during the credits. Little blood shown.
  • Carlito's men moderately beat Benny Blanco.
  • Kleinfeld's bodyguards are knocked out with a bat. Klienfeld takes a knife stab to the chest.
  • A man shoots another man in the head killing him. Some blood shown.
  • A man is shot in the chest. Little blood shown.
  • There's a shoot out in a train station.6 men are shot sometimes with bloody results.
  • A guy splits another guy's head open with a harpoon (bloody but not long lasting). A guy kills another guy by slitting what looks like his mouth as well as gagging him. (Not shown, just the aftermath).
  • There's a bar shoot out where one guy gets his arm smashed inside a cooler for a few seconds before his throat is slit, he dies in a second. Another guy starts shooting the other people dead and also smacks them with a billiard stick and shoots the Q-ball to one guy's head prior to the shoot out. The guy takes a bullet to the shoulder but appears to be fine. Somewhat bloody and shocking but not gory.
  • A man is beaten moderately in an alley.


  • Fuck is used at least 140 times, cocksucker at least twice, and some other profanities.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Many scenes show people drinking.
  • References to dealing heroin and to dealing and smoking marijuana.
  • Some cigarette smoking
  • Klienfeld is a heavy coke user. He is seen sniffling cocaine several times. In one scene he does a line of cocaine and takes a drink at his office. Later he has a party where people have several mini plates of heaping cocaine. One guy is so coked that he knocks the table and plate over. Other people are assumed to be coked out of their minds as a lady pushes a guy in a swimming pool and two people are having sex outside.
  • Klienfeld is later said to be so coked that his nostril flaps are all red and swollen.
  • A guy in a weelchair also snorts a bit of cocaine.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The bar sequence with Guajiro is quite intense, due to his fate.
  • A prisoner makes numerous threats to Klienfeld.
  • Carlito's treatment of Lalin can be upsetting.
  • The ending is emotional.

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