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(2002)

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

Sex & Nudity

  • Sex & Nudity as a whole -- 15
  • In a hotel, couples are having sex are briefly shown nude. Breasts and buttocks can be seen -- 12/15
  • A scene with brief frontal male nudity after a character is chased out of a room for having sex with another man's wife -- 12 (we see him escaping covering himself and borrow's his young brother his clothing)
  • In a public space, a man is hazed and forced to strip under threat of a gunman. He is slurred as a "faggot". Shown in brief style underwear -- 18 (because Knockout Ned is forced by Lil'Ze to strip because of his amusement. Might be shocking for viewers because of Lil'Ze's attitude against people he comes across with)
  • A scene implies rape upon a woman. The camera briefly shows a man thrusting, no nudity -- 15/18

Violence & Gore

  • 10/10
  • Violence as a whole -- 18
  • Fast cuts of chickens being cleaned as part of food preparation. Incisions on and innards of dead birds shown interspersed with footage of living stock. No slaughter (killing) shown -- PG (because this happens in real-life)
  • Adults and children brandishing firearms almost non-stop.
  • Gangs of children and teens openly carry firearms in the streets. Many shootings, most of them involving minors and young people as victims and/or shooters. They tend to be brief or bloodless, however -- 18 (because it might be shocking to see kids with real guns, heavily violent scene)
  • A young man becomes upset and starts to put his hands on his girlfriend while they argue about their relationship. No striking or shoving, the tension defuses quickly.
  • Armed robbery of a hotel -- 12
  • Domestic violence: Following the discovery of a betrayal, a man murders his wife with a shovel. He is partially shown swinging multiple times, with dull impacts overheard. She is shown screaming and crying out, just before (off-screen) -- 15 (because of the his aggressive tone of the way he murders his wife)
  • A character is shot multiple times. His bullet-riddled body in a pool of blood is shown for over 10 seconds -- 18
  • A young boy is shown on a violent rampage with a firearm, shooting down many people inside a building. In the aftermath, he is then shown laughing maniacally as he shoots different people during a montage that conveys the passage of time as he reaches adulthood.
  • Two children are shot in the foot, one of them is then shot in the head -- 18 (strong bloody detail, this scene will upset some viewers of how shocking it is)
  • A young boy is forced to single out and kill another boy, using a gun.
  • A scene of public hazing / abuse of a man under threat of a firearm. See: Sex & Nudity.
  • A couple is attacked in the street by a gang. They are dragged to an alley, where the woman is inferred to be raped by the gang leader, who makes derogatory comments and shoots a gun at her incapacitated date. The couple are shown terrorized, sobbing, suffering, etc. The scene is depicted as fragmented, violent, and frightening -- 18
  • Major shoot-out in a public street at night, with many automatic weapons fired and several innocent bystander casualties sustained in the surrounding community. Survivors shown sobbing over the fallen. Several dead bodies are visible. Mild to moderately bloody, but with dark camera angles at night and little actual gore shown -- 18
  • Some brief, bloodless beatings. A few of which occur off-screen -- 15/18

Profanity

  • 18 uses of "shit" -- 12
  • 7 uses of "asshole" -- PG
  • a few uses of "bitch" -- 12/15
  • 3 uses of "hell" -- PG
  • A few of "Christ", "God", and "Jesus" -- PG
  • 3 uses of "faggot" -- 12/15
  • Profanity as a whole -- 15
  • 64 uses of "fuck" -- 15/18 (depending on the tone)
  • 4 uses of "damn" -- U/PG
  • 3 uses of "nigger" -- 12/15 (very racist word against black people)
  • One use of "slut", "whore", and "prick". One scene with brief but vulgar sexual dialogue -- 15

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • 8/10
  • Numerous characters (Including children) are seen casually smoking joints or asking for them. Cocaine is snorted a few times -- 15/18
  • Characters are sometimes seen handling, discussing, using, packaging or selling either marijuana or cocaine -- 15/18

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Film as a whole -- 18
  • This film is about violence so I would recommend watching this with a friend for company. This is a very violent film because of it's setting, characters and the whole story.
  • The foot-shooting and shovel-killing scenes could be hard to watch. A sympathetic character is shot in the torso.
  • BBFC - (18): Strong language, drug use and bloody violence.

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