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MPAA Rated R for language and politically-geneRated violence

Sex & Nudity

  • References to sexual acts are said throughout
  • Gerry breaks into a woman's house where he finds a dildo
  • Gerry is fully nude in a scene where he is being cleaned, his bare buttocks are shown, but he holds his hands over his genitals.
  • Gerry and his friend stays where with a friend where he is the leader of an order they believe in free love

Violence & Gore

  • Gerry Conlon is tortured in order to get information about the IRA.
  • Buildings are bombed.
  • A prison guard is squirted with lighter fluid and then is set on fire. He stumbles around seeking help while prisoners watch him burn.
  • Street riots are very violent in their nature.
  • Prisoners think two men are part of the IRA and start beating them up, but prison guards stop the fight.
  • The overall tone of the movie is violent.


  • About 75 uses of the f-word. Profanities like the s-word are used frequently. Some uses of 'prick' and 'bastard'.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The two main characters are constantly in a pub drinking beer or irish whiskey and they get really drunk in some scenes.
  • In the order, they imply they carry illegal drugs

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The prison and street violence are very intense.
  • There are a few brief moments of the main character being tortured by the police which could be frightening for younger viewers.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It has a rather hard beginning. Then it starts to calm down in the middle and goes on and off towards the end

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