Million Dollar Baby (2004) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images, thematic material and language

Sex & Nudity

  • The ring girls are very scantily clad.

Violence & Gore

  • Two women box: one boxer holds the other under the chin, shoves her to the mat (we see the woman on the mat with a bloody face), and then the boxer standing hits the one on the mat and knocks her out.
  • Two women box: one is hit hard in the face, her nose is slightly broken and there is a very bloody cut across the bridge; a man squeezes and twists the nose to put it back in place (we hear crunching as she winces).
  • Two women box: one is hit in the face several times and has a bloody nose.
  • Two men box: one has a very bloody gash under his eye (his eye is also swollen shut), a man jams a swab deep into the cut, then when the man is punched again, the camera zooms into the cut and we see it close up.
  • Two men box: one is slammed against the ropes then knocked to the mat. His opponent then punches him repeatedly in the head and stomach (the young man's face is left very bloody), another man pulls him away and then punches the opponent hard in the face, knocking him to the mat and he spits out a bloody tooth.
  • A woman has a large infected sore on her leg and we hear that she may have to lose the leg. A woman's arms have bedsores at the elbow.


  • There are four f-words in the movie.
  • The F word is used at the beginning when Clint Eastwood is at Church and his Priest calls him a "f**king pegon."
  • There is only 1 F word you can hear in this movie the other 3 are mouthed and not finished also both uses of the lords name in vain are hard to hear
  • 1 "f" word (with another mouthed with the prefix "mother), 3 "s" words, 4 slang terms for breasts (variations of "t*t"), 1 slang term using male genitals ("d*ck"), 22 hells, 9 damns, 6 asses, 3 craps, 3 uses of "Jesus Christ," 2 each of "G-damn," "God," "Jesus," "Oh my God" and "Mother of God."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some miscellaneous people drink beer at a boxing match.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The last half of the movie is extremely depressing.
  • Some of the boxing scenes involving injuries are quite intense. Fixing the broken nose is particularly gruesome.
  • The end scenes are intense and distressing.


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Violence & Gore

  • A woman attempts suicide by biting through her tongue. There is blood everywhere, and we hear that she almost died.
  • A woman's breathing tube is disconnected and we see her close her eyes and lie still; her IV is injected with an overdose of adrenaline and we see her monitor flat line.
  • Two women box: many hard punches land, one boxer hits the other in the face with her elbow (we see a bloody bruise), one boxer's eye is swollen shut, and one boxer is hit hard in the face, falls hard onto the mat and hits her neck on a stool (we hear a crunch, she lies unconscious on the mat and her neck appears twisted). She is paralysed by the incident.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A dirty player blind sides Maggie and she falls on a chair. This scene is depicted in a very intense way, and leads to death.
  • Maggie kills herself with assisted suicide, this scene is extremely sad and emotional.
  • Maggie tried to kill herself by biting her tongue her bloody mouth is shown.
  • One of the main characters has a very strained relationship with his daughter, and another main character is also treated poorly by her selfish family.

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