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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, a sex scene and brief strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • A man and a woman kiss passionately; he reaches under her shirt (we see her bare back and hip), she pushes his hand away, they continue to kiss, and they lie back on a bed; we see them talking in bed later, he is not wearing a shirt and she fastens her pants when she gets up (sex is implied but not shown).
  • A man and woman sit close to each other and nearly kiss, but are interrupted by her grandmother.
  • A woman approaches a man, caresses his arm and clings on him trying to convince him to pay attention to her (he walks away). A man tells a woman that he wants to kiss her (they do not kiss).
  • A man and a woman flirt in several scenes.
  • A man admires two women as they walk past him in a club scene.
  • A man makes suggestive remarks to several women gathered in a convenience store.
  • A man flirts with a woman and she flirts back.
  • Women wear short skirts that reveal bare legs to the thigh in several scenes.
  • Men are bare-chested in several scenes.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman shoots a man in the ear and we hear the man scream and see him holding his ear (a small amount of blood is evident).
  • Two men fight in a few pre-arranged bouts while other people gather around and watch: Many punches are landed in the head, face and body, there are kicks and body slams and chokeholds, and the fighters are shown with bloody faces in a couple of fights. In one fight, a fighter is knocked unconscious when his head is slammed into a porcelain drinking fountain. In another fight scene, the fighters' heads are slammed hard on the floor (we hear a crack) and a fighter is held in a chokehold until he passes out. In another fight scene two men break through construction materials and slam each other against plate glass windows (the glass cracks).
  • We see a video of a boxing match and the fighters punch each other and one is knocked out.
  • Two men on a street try to steal items that another man is trying to sell; the man attacks them and they fight with punches (we hear loud cracks when the punches land); he then runs away and hides in a subway bathroom.
  • Two men steal a man's briefcase and run away on a crowded street. We read a newspaper article about a teen boy fighting his father and we hear later that the father never forgave the boy.
  • A man shoves another man in a couple of scenes and they argue.
  • A man punches a door in anger.
  • A man tells another, "You're a dead man."
  • A man talks about someone kicking someone in the groin (using crude terms) and gouging out their eyes.
  • A man yells at another man and a woman.
  • A man yells at a woman on a street and tells her that people used to sell drugs in a building that is being demolished.


  • 1 F-word, 16 scatological terms, 11 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for African-Americans, name-calling (crooks, retarded, idiot, stupid), 3 religious exclamations.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol consumption in a few club scenes, people drink alcohol at fight venues, and a man raises a shot glass with alcohol in it (we do not see him drink). Several people on a street smoke cigarettes. A man yells at a woman on a street and tells her that people used to sell drugs in a building that is being demolished.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film contains several intense, violent fight scenes.

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